Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lake Medusa?

You're not even gonna believe this is real.
Lake Natron
Nick Brandt / Courtesy of Hasted Kraeutler Gallery
Flamingo
Ever heard of Tanzania's Lake Natron?
Lake Natron
Long, insane-o story short?

This lake's highly alkaline, blood red, 80ºF water kills and preserves living creatures that fall into the salty mix.

No freakin' joke, you guys.
Lake MEDUSA!
Lake Natron
Nick Brandt / Courtesy of Hasted Kraeutler Gallery
Dove
Finding petrified corpses along the shore, wildlife photographer Nick Brandt repositioned these birds to bring them back to life...

kind of.
Creep show life?

Now, with good reason, articles like, "Terrifying Lake Turns Birds Into Statues" are popping up all over the interwebs.

Probably because this looks like something right out of The Dark Crystal, no?
Lake Natron
Nick Brandt / Courtesy of Hasted Kraeutler Gallery
Fish Eagle
Behold
the power of nature
and awe-inspiring resurrection born from Brandt's artistic vision.

Double wows.
I think I'll pass on a leisurely swim, thankyouverymuch.

And I thought Yellowstone was a mind bender.
This place?
Straight outta horror town.

Simply stunning!

What's the wildest natural wonder you've ever heard about? 
Lake Natron has just gotta be high in the ranks.

Have a hot one, friends!
XOXO From My Hearth to Yours

P.S. Special thanks to my buddy, Spade, who knew I'd go bonkers over this story. 

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