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  • Eerie Animals Look Like They're Stone

    Calcified Reflected Flamingo, Lake Natron, 2010. The notion of portraits of dead animals in the place where they once lived drew photographer Nick Brandt to create the images in his "Calcified" series.
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  • Eerie Animals Look Like They're Stone

    Calcified Swallow, Lake Natron, 2012. "I unexpectedly found the creatures - all manner of birds and bats - washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania," says Brandt.
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  • Eerie Animals Look Like They're Stone

    Calcified Songbird, Lake Natron, 2010. "No one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake's surface confuses them, causing them to crash into the lake."
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  • Eerie Animals Look Like They're Stone

    Calcified Caped Dove, Lake Natron, 2010. "The water has an extremely high soda content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds."
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  • Eerie Animals Look Like They're Stone

    Calcified Bat II, Lake Natron, 2012. "The soda and salt causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry."
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  • Eerie Animals Look Like They're Stone

    Calcified Fish Eagle, Lake Natron, 2012. "I took these creatures as I found them on the shoreline, and then placed them in living positions, bringing them back to "life," as it were. Reanimated, alive again in death."
    Nick Brandt/Courtesy Hasted Kraeutler, NYC
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