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Lake Turns Animals into Ghost-like 'Statues'

On the shores of Lake Natron in Tanzania, photographer Nick Brandt saw something very eerie. Lying as still as statues, were calcified corpses of a variety of birds and bats that had met their demise from crashing into the lake's deadly waters. "No one knows for certain exactly how [these animals] die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, causing them to crash into the lake," Brandt writes in his new photo book Across the Ravaged Land."

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