There’s a lake here on Earth that can “petrify” an animal in minutes:
There’s a deceptively still body of water in Tanzania with a deadly secretâ€”it turns any animal it touches to stone. The rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup of the lake, but the petrified creatures it leaves behind are straight out of a horror film.
Photographed by Nick Brandt in his new book, Across the Ravaged Land, petrified creatures pepper the area around the lake due to its constant pH of 9 to 10.5â€”an extremely basic alkalinity that preserves these creatures for eternity.
Very creepy photos at the link, and it’s not a slideshow.
No word on if Medusa is the lifeguard-on-duty.
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