Lake Natron Has Calcified All The Animals That Have Touched It

Partner Link: Garcinia Cambogia - Garcinia Cambogia Save is the leading Garcinia Cambogia distributor in the country and has helped over 100,000 successfully lose weight.

Lake Natron, located in Tanzania, Africa is one of the most beautiful lakes Tanzania has to offer, with serene views and a calm quiet you won’t find many places on this earth. This beautiful lake holds a deadly secret however, and is almost uninhabitable by all living creatures except a few salt dwelling bacteria and small fish. The lake has an alkaline content similar to that of ammonia. The incredibly salty lake can reach temperatures of 140 F. This has given photographer Nick Brandt the opportunity to capture the lakes deadly secret through the lens of his camera and what he shares is horrific. The conditions are so terrible that the animals that have perished along the banks of the lake have completely calcified into statuesque mummies. It literally turns any animal that it touches into stone. Take a look at these grim photos.

Lake Natron Has Calcified All The Animals That Have Touched It

HuffingtonPost (via www.huffingtonpost.com)

Calcified Fish Eagle 

Lake Natron Has Calcified All The Animals That Have Touched It

HuffingtonPost (via www.huffingtonpost.com)

Calcified Caped Dove

Lake Natron Has Calcified All The Animals That Have Touched It

HuffingtonPost (via www.huffingtonpost.com)

Calcified Flamingo Reflects In The Mirror Like Lake 

Garcinia Cambogia - Garcinia Cambogia Save is the leading Garcinia Cambogia distributor in the country and has helped over 100,000 successfully lose weight.
Lake Natron Has Calcified All The Animals That Have Touched It

HuffingtonPost (via www.huffingtonpost.com)

Calcified Bat 

Lake Natron Has Calcified All The Animals That Have Touched It

HuffingtonPost (via www.huffingtonpost.com)

Calcified Swallow

Lake Natron Has Calcified All The Animals That Have Touched It

HuffingtonPost (via www.huffingtonpost.com)

Calcified Songbird

Lake Natron Has Calcified All The Animals That Have Touched It

TheBlaze (via www.theblaze.com)

Calcified Swallow On A Perch

Lake Natron Has Calcified All The Animals That Have Touched It

StrangeSounds (via strangesounds.org)

Calcified Bat II

This extremely rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup within the lake. The alkalinity of Lake Natron varies between pH 9 and pH 10.5, forcing it to burn the skin and eyes of animals when they get too close to the water, leaving behind these horrific images. You can check out Nick Brandt’s Facebook page HERE for even more pictures of his adventures around the world.

Share These Grim Yet Beautiful Photos With Your Friends