The petrifying lake

Calcified animals - A picture of a flamingo "calcified" by Tanzania's Lake Natron

Just saw this and had to share!*  Lake Natron.  As you may know, the Egyptians used natron in mummification because it absorbs moisture and raises alkinity.

 

*Who cares if the linked story is a little misleading?   A petrifying lake is an awesome concept.

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