reply to post by Volund
Reminded me of this song..
This is a totally dishonest series of photos put together by a photographer for his book. They appear to depict dead birds turned into statues on branches of trees. In reality, he found their carcases lying about on the shore of a lake contaminated with sodium carbonate from volcanic ash. They had become preserved in the dry atmosphere after being poisoned. Then he stuck them into branches of dead trees to make them look like statues before photographing them in posed positions. This may be artistic, but it sure ain't honest photographic journalism!
Don't be deceived by the phony title of this story. It grabs attention, which the photographer no doubt wanted for his photos, but It's inaccurate.
How is it dishonest when the photographer admits as much? You know many of those nice up close images you see of insects are actually dead bugs too right? it's not uncommon or dishonest.edit on 2-10-2013 by mahatche because: (no reason given)
Not to ruin everyone's fun, but the photographer acknowledges he posed dead animals that had mummified due to the effects of naptha found in the lake. Naptha is what the Egyptians used in their mummification process, and the lake in question is named 'Lake Naptha'. It's being misrepresented across the web these animals died as they appear in the photographs, i.e. 'turned to stone'.