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The world is a mysterious place with some breathtaking views and features but also some scary and dark sides. With the new technology of being able to take high quality photos and sharing them world wide, people are able to see more of the world without being there. 

Fascinating photos taken by photographer Nick Brandt is making their way around the web showcasing something tragic but yet breathtaking. The photos reveals a scary lake in Africa that turns animals into stone. 

Revealed in his new book, Across the Ravaged Land, Lake Natron is located in northern Tanzania. This eerie lake is an actual death trap for birds and bats. Due to its surface's extremely reflective nature, these animals appear to slam into it. Confused, the birds crash into the lake as if it is a plate glass window.

Not only does temperatures in the lake reach up to 60 C, but what makes is worse than just being a jacuzzi, is that the water has an extremely high soda and salt content that actually causes “the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry.”

Brandt found several deceased birds and bats on the lake's shoreline. And to capture a more striking image, he arranged them in “living positions” to bring them back to life, albeit for a few seconds before they died. “Reanimated, alive again in death.” 

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