Statued Birds

Tanzanian lake turns animals into frozen statues

It’s true these are real animals in a real lake Tanzania. Lake Natron in northern Tanzania has alkaline levels that are so high it causes animals to turn into statues, preserving them forever. It is sad, yet beautiful and of another world at the same time.

Photos of calcified animals by Nick Brandt

Photography by Nick Brandt

Photos of calcified animals by Nick Brandt

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