artwork: Nick Brandt - "Elephants Walking through Grass, Amboseli", 2008 - Archival pigment print - Edition of 8 - x Courtesy Hasted Kraeutler, New York. On view in "On This Earth, A Shadow Falls" from March until May
Any Animal That Touches This Lethal Lake Turns to Stone
Photographer Nick Brandt took photos of the birds that die in the deadly Lake Natron in northern Tanzania. The alkalinity levels are so high in the lake it causes the animals to turn into statues, preserving them forever.