An underwater forest sounds like something fanciful, maybe from the Lost City of Atlantis, but they do exist for real on Earth. The Sunken Forest of Lake Kaindy located in Kazakhstan is one such place and its beauty is completely breathtaking. The lake itself measures 400 meters in length and was formed when an earthquake blocked off the area, creating a natural lake for rain water to fill in. The constant coldness of the water has maintained the spruce trees that poke up from the surface, presenting an amazing sight from the top of the lake.
It's beneath the lake, however, where the preserved forest appears like something out of a fairytale. The submerged trees are a cross between natural wonder and sunken treasure, bringing the gorgeous scenery of a Miyazaki movie to mind. Perhaps the maestro found inspiration in this lake? It definitely reminds me of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
What do you think of this majestic forest? Would you want to go see it in person?
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