The bird mummies of Natron: Lakeโ€™s waters petrify animals that fall in

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The bird mummies of Natron Lakeโ€™s waters petrify animals that fall in

The Rift Valley’s Lake Natron is the chosen mating ground of the endangered lesser flamingo. The long-legged waterfowl may flourish, but to any other living creature, Lake Natron is hell on earth. The lake’s steeply alkaline waters are a graveyard for thousands of small birds. Wildlife photographer Nick Brandt used the corpses littering the Tanzanian lake shores as posed models for a haunting new series of photographs.

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