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What is the creepiest and most terrifying place in the world?

One of the creepier places, but also oddly charming, is Lake Natron in Tanzania.

Water flows into Lake Natron, but can only escape by evaporation. As a result, the water is very high in precipitates. Unlike other salt lakes, like the Dead Sea and the Great Salt Lake in Utah, Lake Natron is highly alkaline due to high levels of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), with a pH value of upto 12 - similar to ammonia. The water temperature can reach 60 deg C (140 deg F).

Now, bear in mind that sodium carbonate and hot water are used to strip flesh from bones in taxidermy, and you’ll understand that Lake Natron is pretty inimical to life. Only a handful of species can survive there - mainly extremophile microorganisms, and those that feed on them. And the rest?

They’re turned to stone (not really but):







Above images from Nick Brandt: Photography

There is a slight cheat in these images: Nick Brandt found these birds in Lake Natron, and put them on branches and rocks for photography. However, the position of their bodies was not interfered with - this is how they died, as if about to sing or take flight. Though I’m pretty sure the bat picture is upside down.

Creepy. And amazing.


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30 Comments
tbear
Yes, it is creepy! But also interesting!
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Apr 28, 2019 5:45PM
Alireza Mohtashami
Why don't they bottle it and sell it ?
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Apr 21, 2019 11:40AM
xhotsalsa
These photos are more sad than creepy.
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Apr 1, 2019 6:49PM
Piccolobarbara
More articles, very interesting!!
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Mar 31, 2019 5:18PM
Diane Lynn Kinsman
Well the bat maybe art!! Looks neat that way..
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Mar 19, 2019 12:39AM
Diane Lynn Kinsman
Not really, bat is wrong..
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Mar 19, 2019 12:37AM
Lynn Riggio Gonzalez
Shouldn't the bat be hanging upside down?
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Mar 11, 2019 1:41PM
Betty Depew
Very interesting topic
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Feb 27, 2019 7:39AM
Sandra Mcnamara
Wow eerie
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Feb 16, 2019 11:52PM
Chriss Crockford
It looks like something out of a horror film, those poor creatures, very sad.
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Feb 16, 2019 2:24PM
Marguerite LaHaye
Great photos.
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Jan 22, 2019 8:03PM
Laura Dice
Oh my. How sad - they thought they could drink the water, I guess.
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Jan 14, 2019 7:51PM
Alvina Urbanovsky
Creepy it not terrifying
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Jan 7, 2019 10:40PM
Len Martens
I’ve seen a lot of nasty things in my life as a paramedic, including some gruesome deaths. But I must say for some reason these poor critters made me go “Damn!”
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Dec 23, 2018 9:22PM
Tony Burrett
Not many people know this, but this is where the word ‘stiff’, for cadavers, originated. True, I mean, would I lie, would I?
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Dec 4, 2018 4:50AM

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