Selections from the series Across the Ravaged Land (published 2013)
Photographs 4-6 are of animals calcified by Tanzania’s Lake Natron (named after the chemical compound natron):
"The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The [alkali] causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry."
EMBRUE [aka IMBRUE]
1. to stain, as with blood; bloodstains.
2. to impregnate or imbue.
Etymology: late Middle English enbrewen < Middle French embreuver- “to cause to drink in, soak, drench” < Vulgar Latin *imbiberāre, derivative of Latin imbibere, ”to imbibe.”