Friday, May 24, 2013

Lake Kaindy

About a hundred years ago an earthquake caused a landslide in the remote mountain fastness in Kazakstan. The landslide walled in the end of a long, and very steep valley, blocking a creek there. Slowly the creek filled up the valley and Lake Kaindy was born. The tall spruce that grew along the valley floor survived and, though they survive and maintain their foliage beneath the water, above they are bereft of needles, making them appear as lonely masts protruding from the clear mountain water.

1 comment:

Sean said...

It looks like those trees are dead all the way down. I think that's just algae on the underwater branches.