Flamingoes flying over the Red Planet by John Fan (8 images)

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Flocks of flamingos fly over a stunning 'martian' landscape - which is in fact a lake popular with the colourful birds who feed on its red algae.

The deep pink colour of the lake is a result of bacteria and other micro-organisms living in the water.

The water in Lake Natron, northern Tanzania, is alkaline with a pH level as high as 10.5, and is able to destroy organic tissue.

As a result the lake's water can burn the skins and eyes of animals that aren't...
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