Sunken forests? Sounds like something from a Sci-Fi flick, right?
Here’s a few we’ve found.
In 1911, there was a powerful earthquake in the Tian Shan Mountains, in Asia. The force of the earthquake caused large amounts of the Limestone to fall and block off a small area in the forest, similar to a dam. As the rains came throughout the years, the blocked off area filled with water and Lake Kaindy was created. Today, the lake is a bright turquoise color, which is believed to be caused by the Limestone rubble. Since the forested area became a lake, there are many tree’s still standing and submerged in the water. The trees have no leafs or needles above the water, but beneath the water they are fully preserved! It is believed that the freezing tempratures of the water preserves the submerged trees.