‘Evil’ African Lake Turns Animals Near it to Stone

Lake Natron in north Tanzania is quickly gaining infamy as the lake that turns creatures close to it into stone. Documented by photographer Nick Brandt, the eerie lake is housed in very extreme conditions. Temperatures in the lake can reach as high as 60 °C (140 °F) and its high soda and salt content gives it a pH in the range of 9 to 10.5, making it very alkaline.

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Diving in Russia’s Blue Lake

Blue Lake is located in Kabardino-Balkaria in the Caucasian mountains in the South of Russia. Apparently, it is also a magical land of glowing water and a brilliant underwater world. Measuring 235m in length, 130m wide and 258m deep, it is considered the deepest karst lake in the world. The photographs here come from the Blue Lake Awareness Project by the Photostream.pro group, which works towards Russia’s underwater wonders.

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