Image Album: Lake Natron Gives Up Its Dead

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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…Read More »

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.   Less «
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