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The pink petrifying waters of lake Natron, Tanzania

January 9, 2015

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Lake Natron is a shallow salt and soda resevoir in northern Tanzania. It owes its pink colours to the salt-loving creatures which thrive within it during the dry season – much like in the Syvash lake, which was previously featured on the blog.

Natron’s waters aren’t very hospitable, as they are also very alkaline and can become unbearably hot (up to 60° C). Despite that, lots of endemic animals live there and it’s a regular breeding area of millions of flamingoes.

Photo: Dave Lobby

Photo: beba pisa

The lake earned its internet fame through a series of Nick Brandt’s photos of petrified animals. He arranged the carcasses in “living” positions, which caused some rumours that the contact with the lake can be dangerous. It’s not true at all, those were just dead animals which fell into Natron and got mummified by its alkaline waters (Source).

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Amazing colors of “Rotten Sea”

September 3, 2014


Lake Syvash, is a system of salty lagoons on the border of Crimea, Ukraine. As they are very shallow, they heat up during the summer and produce an unpleasant smell, which is the reason Syvash is sometimes called the Rotten Sea. Some parts of Syvash are inhabited by salt-tolerant algae, giving the water a unique red color, photographed here by Sergey Anashkevych.

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