Helen, my gorgeous girl going for her first swim ever. She is blind and deaf and I was so nervous I could hear my heart pound in my ears but she loved it. She laid in my arms and walked around the shallows happily. (She is attached to a safety line as well.)
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."
- Josh Billings
so the first four hoards were so popular that theyve become kind of on ongoing series ! some of the ones here feature the commissioners ocs and personal items, but ALL of them involve things very dear to me: weird lizards on piles of junk
Lake Natron, in northern Tanzania, is one of the harshest environments on Earth. Temperatures in the lake can rise to 140 °F (60 °C) and the alkalinity is between pH 9 and pH 10.5, almost as alkaline as ammonia. Animals who enter the water are almost certainly doomed, save certain kinds of fish that have evolved to survive in such a caustic environment.
While working Africa, photographer Nick Brandt stopped by the lake to discover several dead animals on the shoreline. Birds and other small mammals that end up in the water gradually become calcified, turned to stone in the deadly water.