Skull in a salt lake GIF is eerily relaxing

For the weekend: a skull sits idly in the shallows of a briny lake, long since caked in the salt that saturates the waters.


We came across this GIF at Fresh Photons via these-shoes via osteo-princess, who found it over on reddit. After a fair bit of searching, we've had no luck tracking down the original creator, or where the footage was captured in the first place – though we do know that salt skulls like this one have been known to form in places like Lake Assal, a crater lake in the Republic of Djibouti.

Know who created it? Let us know in the comments. For more stunning nature GIFs, see here.


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For some reason this reminds me of Carnival of Souls (1962). A movie I recommend watching very late at night with no more than one friend, in the dark.

Much of it is kinda boring, but once it gets going the creep factor is palpable. The Saltair Pavilion where the final scenes take place was a sort of resort and amusement park building on the edge of The Great Salt Lake in Utah. It was fairly decrepit and abandoned when the film was made in 1962.