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Mysterious Lake in East Africa That Turns Animals into Stone [PHOTOS]

In the northern region of Arusha close to the Kenyan border lies Tanzania’s Lake Natron

Lake Natron in is one of the most serene lakes in Africa, but it's also the source of some of the most phantasmagorical photographs ever captured images that look as though living animals had instantly turned to stone.

The lake is red because of the bacteria that live in it this makes its temperature very high. Although it sounds petrifying, it is an exciting tourist attraction. 

Lake Natron is actually home to a host of wildlife, perhaps most prominently the lesser flamingos who casually wade in its waters. 

However, part of the reason it’s so popular for the hardy flamingos is that predators can’t survive for very long in its waters, making it a hunt-free zone.

Why do animals that touch the lake turn into stone? 

The mysterious lake in East Africa has has salt and high alkaline ph in the water. The water's pH has been measured as high as 10.5 - nearly as high as ammonia. 

The presence of these elements causes calcification to occur whenever animals touch the water and their bodies turn to stone.

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Arusha East Africa Lake Lake Natron Natron


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