on the road, somewhere in the East
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The Amazing Underwater Forest of Lake Kaindy
What makes Lake Kaindy truly remarkable is that it contains an underwater forest. Visible on the lakes surface are the tall, dried-out tops of submerged Spruce trees that rise above the water’s surface like the masts of sunken ships. They are the only sign of the amazing frozen forest below the water’s surface.
The water is so cold (even in summer the temperature does not exceed 6 degrees) that the pine needles remain on the trees, even after a hundred years of being submerged. During the winter, the lake freezes and becomes a popular spot for ice diving.
The lake is 400 meters long and is located in Kazakhstan’s portion of the Tian Shan Mountains, about 129 km from the city of Almaty. The lake was created after an earthquake in 1911 triggered a large landslide blocking the gorge and forming a natural dam.
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Lake Kamyslybas, Kazakhstan
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great photo of Astana,Kazakhstan shared by Chris Hadfield
Alakol Lake (Kazakh: Алакөл)
A Soyuz-FG rocket booster with the Soyuz TMA-08M space ship carrying a new crew to the ISS, blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, on March 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
March 29, 2013. A rocket booster carrying the ‘Soyuz TMA-08M’ spacecraft with US NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Russian Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin aboard leaves a flame trail after lift off from the Cosmodrome Baikonur in Kazakhstan. The launch will send Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) Sergei Ilnitsky—EPA