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Image Album: Lake Natron Gives Up Its Dead
Credit: © Nick Brandt 2013 Courtesy of Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, NY
The alkaline water in Africa's Lake Natron has a pH as high as 10.5 and is so strongly caustic it can irritate or burn the skin and eyes of animals that aren't adapted to it. The alkalinity in Lake Natron is due to the sodium carbonate and other minerals that flow into the lake from the surrounding hills.