Petrified Animals in Tanzania

Photographed by Nick Brandt in his new book, Across the Ravaged Land, petrified creatures pepper the area around the lake due to its constant pH of 9 to 10.5—an extremely basic alkalinity that preserves these creatures for eternity. –Gizmodo

Pretty fascinating. The article exaggerates a little bit, but it’s pretty interesting to see how the PH levels have stopped the decomposition process.

Hat tip: Foo