This image of a long-dead flamingo on the glassy surface of Tanzania's Lake Natron is haunting. The picture is part of a series included in photographer Nick Brandt's latest book, "Across The Ravaged Land."
Brandt came upon the mummified bodies of birds and bats along the shores of Lake Natron unexpectedly. The dead animals were all victims of the shallow lake's lethal combination of high temperatures and salinity. Brandt repositioned the preserved bodies in "living positions" to create his stunning photographs.
Click on to see more from Lake Natron and other selections from the book.