Any Animal That Touches This Lethal Lake Turns to Stone

Posted by: on October 2nd, 2013  

The Deadly Lake…

There’s a deceptively still body of water in Tanzania with a deadly secret…

…that Stonifies!

It turns any animal it touches to stone.

Truth Behind the Lake

The rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup of the lake.

The Chemical Composition

The creatures pepper the area around the lake due to its constant pH of 9 to 10.5 — an extremely basic alkalinity that preserves these creatures for eternity.

Seems Like a Horror Story!

The petrified creatures it leaves behind seem straight out of a horror film.

Image Courtesy

All images via Nick Brandt 2013 Courtesy of Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, NY