Birds Turned Into Stone at Deadly Lake in Tanzania

Photographer Nick Brandt has found a deadly Lake Natron in Tanzania, which turns birds into stones and sculptures. He has found the grim and spirit like birds on the lake in the dried condition. The lake water is full of chemicals, which had dried and calcified the birds and bats. Whereas the Lake water is concerned, it is extremely hot, mineral-laden, full of alkaline and you can say it deadly water.

The deadly lake in Tanzania is called the Natron lake, which has extraordinarily hot water, and when sunlight reflect off of the lake leading the birds to crash into the water, it salted as well as petrified them. Hence the photographer Brandt has posed some unlucky birds over the deadly lake, while he was his visit to South Africa. The stone birds photos were taken by the photographer over the deadly Natron Lake in Tanzania, South Africa.

The deadly water of Natron Lake in Tanzania turns the birds into stones. This is a rare phenomenon, which is caused by the chemical makeup of the deadly lake. It is all due to its constant pH 9 to 10.5 or extremely alkalinity that preserves the creatures for eternity. The photographer has discovered this amazing and deadly lake in Tanzania, which kills the birds and turns them into stones sculptures.

Nick Brandt, the photographer, who has photographed the deadly lake in Tanzania has discovered this lake. He also gave the pictures of stone birds into his book ‘Across the Ravaged Land. He also passed his comments upon this deadly lake and amazing creatures turned into stones.

I unexpectedly found the creatures – all manner of birds and bats – washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. No-one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake. The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The soda and salt causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry.

I took these creatures as I found them on the shoreline, and then placed them in ‘living’ positions, bringing them back to ‘life’, as it were. Reanimated, alive again in death.

Have a look on the Amazing Pictures of Calcified Birds or Birds Turned into Stone on Deadly Lake in Tanzania, South Africa.

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Pictures Source : Nick Brandt

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