Nick Brandt/Courtesy Hasted Kraeutler, NYC
  • 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.
    Nick Brandt/Courtesy Hasted Kraeutler, NYC
  • 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.
    Nick Brandt/Courtesy Hasted Kraeutler, NYC
  • 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."
    Nick Brandt/Courtesy Hasted Kraeutler, NYC
  • 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."
    Nick Brandt/Courtesy Hasted Kraeutler, NYC
  • 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."
    Nick Brandt/Courtesy Hasted Kraeutler, NYC
  • 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
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
See It, Share It
Leopard Cub Chills in a Basket
Odd Anderson/AFP/Getty Images
PHOTO: Left, actor/comedian Robin Williams arrives at the premiere of Monty Pythons Spamalot in this March 31, 2007, file photo; right, actress Mila Kunis arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Third Person at Pickford Center for Motion Study.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images| Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
PHOTO: Actor Pierce Brosnan of The Love Punch poses at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 12, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.
George Pimentel/WireImage/Getty Images