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The Sunken Forest of Lake Kaindy. Kaindy Lake is a 400 m (1312 ft ) long and over 30 m (98 ft) deep lake in Kazakhstan's portion of the Tian Shan Mountains.The lake was created after a massive 1911 Kebin earthquake that triggered a large landslide blocking the gorge and forming a natural dam. Then rainwater filled the valley and created the lake.

Central Asia: Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan: The lake was created as the result of an enormous limestone landslide, triggered by the 1911 Kebin earthquake

Lake Kaindy – Kazakhstan’s Sunken Forrest ~ Kuriositas

Kaindy Lake (Kaindy means lots of spruce) is a 400 metre long lake located in the Tianshan Mountains of Kazakhstan that reaches depths near 30 metres in some areas. Kaindy Lake is about 129 km from the city of Almaty.

Lake Kaindy – Kazakhstan’s Sunken Forrest ~ Kuriositas

The Sunken Forest of Lake Kaindy, a 400 meter long lake in Kazakhstan’s portion of the Tian Shan Mountains located 129 km from the city of Almaty.

Lake Kaindy – Kazakhstan’s Sunken Forrest: formed as a result of the massive 1911 Kebin earthquake.  There was a huge landslide which blocked the gorge and a natural dam was formed – and endured.  As the waters rose it submerged the Schrenk's Spruce growing in the area.

Lake Kaindy – Kazakhstan’s Sunken Forrest ~ Kuriositas

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The Southern Winter Sky - 240 Degree View of the Milky Way Behind the Quiver Tree Forest Near Keetmanshoop, Namibia. (Florian Breuer, South Africa, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards)

I want to know where this is.   (©Elmar Akhmetov, Kazakhstan, Shortlist, Low Light, Open Competition, 2013 World Photography Awards)  The Sony World Photography Awards have released a shortlist of 44 submissions from 170 countries.

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The Milky Way looks like a giant tree atop of the mountain near Ush Konyr plateau. © Elmar Akhmetov, Kazakhstan, Shortlist, Low Light, Open Competition 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

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