There’s a Tanzanian lake that’s so creepy and mysterious you’d expect it to be something out of a Stephen King novel. Any animal that touches it appears to turn to stone. This strange occurrence is attributed to the unusual pH levels of the lake. According to photographer Nick Brandt the soda and salt in the lake calcifies the animals and preserves them.
Brandt’s photography of these eerie corpse statues is documented in his book Across the Ravaged Land.