African Lake Turns Creatures Into Statues

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  1. Y2Khaos

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    This is soooo creepy. It's been suggested that the waters reflection makes them crash. Then extremely high soda and salt content of the water causes them to calcify.

    How fucked up is this,

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  2. Senzo Tanaka

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    Wow. Look at the lake. Doesn't look like Earth.

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  3. Thai Domi

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    Maybe there's a Lady of the Lake...

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  4. highkicknomore

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    Is dis real life?
     
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  6. Scuba

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    Shit that's creepy
    Has the lake been explored before?
     
  7. heavyarms21

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    Ah natures cool wonders
     
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    Way to go! Now I'm scared!
     
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  10. Rex Kwon Do

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    Damn. Any of those images would make great heavy metal album covers.

    If only they had it in Africa, those poor birds would have been saved--for free!!!
     
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    I'm confused about how the river does that to the animals on branches.
     
  12. Bobby Boulders

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    It's beautiful, in a way.
     
  13. Y2Khaos

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    I wish I knew where I could buy one without going to Tanzania. I totally would.
     
  14. Y2Khaos

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    They were placed there for the photos.
     
  15. Spawned_Fighter

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    wow, thats awesome and bizzare
     
  16. Ah Man

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    So, I actually briefly worked in Shompole conservancy. Blisteringly hot.

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    When I saw the OP I wondered if it might be Lake Magadi, but apparently it's Natron. I never made it quite to Natron, though the buddy I was working with had been there several times.

    That whole area is a certain sort of awesome, though death is one of its prevailing characteristics. From starvation to brutal duststorms to, apparently, petrified animals. Cool place. Kind of miserable because of the heat, though.

    Interesting people, too. Even though Magadi (a reasonably large town) is just a bit North, the area is socially very remote and the Maasai there are very traditional. It's like a snapshot in time.
     
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    read just the thread title......this came to mind!

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  18. Stringer Bell

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    Crazy, "blood-red." I've read about this somewhere else before, but coming up on that landscape must be really insane.

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    arrrgh Senzo beat me to it.
     
  20. Zuni

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    The animals fall or crash into the water and die there. Some photographer retrieved the bodies and posed them on branches for the photos.
     

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