Tian-Shan-Mountains

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The Sunken Forest of Lake Kaindy

Kaindy Lake is a 400 meter long lake in Kazakhstan’s portion of the Tian Shan Mountains located 129 km from the city of Almaty. The lake was created after an earthquake in 1911 that triggered a large landslide blocking the gorge and forming a natural dam. Subsequently, rainwater filled the valley and created the lake.

The lake is famous for its scenic beauty particularly the submerged forest and the imposing trunks of spruce trees that rises out of the lake water. Above water, the sunken trees appear as large masts from lost ghost ships, or perhaps the spears of a mysterious army hiding and waiting for the right time to emerge.

The water is so cold (even in summer the temperature does not exceed 6 degrees) that the great pines still remain on the trees, even 100 years later. Because of the clear mountain water, you can see deep into the depths of the lake. In winter, the surface of the lake freezes over and during this time, Lake Kaindy becomes a great spot for trout fishing and ice diving. (Source)

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I’m sure all of you expected this to happen. At least I did. Don’t Close Mountain got really upset and started crying (that is the part we expected) but to my surprise he seemed to calm down a bit at the end. Though, it’s obvious that he’s still extremely upset (which he has every righty to be).

It also became evident that He Tian didn’t understand that he was really hurting Mo Guan Shan by kissing him (by the way he stares and responds to redhead with silence), but thankfully he immediately stopped when he realized that he was doing a lot more harm than he initially thought. I’m totally not excusing He Tian though, what he did was asshole-ish… But, I still love these characters.

Predictions: I’m thinking that He Tian will do what Don’t Close Mountain wants and walk away for the time being. He’s not 100% asshole- as we already know. Now would be a good time for Old Xian to switch back to our other favorite couple. I think that He Tian and Mo Guan Shan will do some thinking about their (relationship [didn’t want to put this word there because what they have together is literally indescribable]) dynamic on their own, and we’ll see what feelings/ emotions bloom because of that.

Snapped, offset rocks.

When one continent grinds slowly into another and the rocks in between (whether marine or terrestrial) are slowly crushed and thrust upwards, the resulting tectonic forces create huge networks of faults as the rocks crack, along with subsidiary mountain ranges as the stresses redistribute though the landmasses.

The main ranges are created by giant thrust faults, when huge slabs of rock (called nappes after the French for tablecloth) detach from the underlying layers along a weaker layer of rock and push up over the continents. At roughly right angles to these, subsidiary faults redistribute stress through the surrounding plate as it heaves and groans up a new mountain range and its surrounding landscape pattern. Try shoving your tablecloth across the table as if your hand was a continent and you will quickly see how the stress patterns distribute, even though cloth is a very different material to rock.

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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.