Five Amazing Sunken Forests

Submerged and sunken forests are a haunting natural occurrence of ages-old trees whose remains are usually buried for thousands of years before being uncovered by changes in sea level and/or erosion. Here are five of the most amazing examples of sunken forests in the world:

Amazing Sunken Forests Lake Kaindy

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Amazing Sunken Forests: Lake Kaindy

Lake Kaindy

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Lake Kaindy is a lake in Kazakhstan located 2000 meters above sea level and measuring in at an impressive 400 meters long. It was created after an earthquake in 1911, when a large landslide blocked a gorge and formed a natural dam where rainwater filled the valley. And thanks to the lake’s frigid waters, the submerged forest in its midst is replete with great pines that thrive to this very day.

Sunken Forests Lake Kaindy

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Bulgaria’s Radiant Rhodope Mountains

Rhodope Mountains Bulgaria

Home to Karst caves and medieval castles alike, Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains are truly a sight to behold. While Rhodope translates roughly as “rusty river,” there is nothing beaten down about its timeless beauty.

Poland’s Cool Crooked Forest

Planted in 1930 and found just outside Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, the reason for these pine trees’ mysterious shape and the resulting crooked forest is unknown:

Crooked Forest Photograph

Some speculate it is the result of human hands, but regardless, the crooked forest of Poland is fascinating! If you enjoyed this photograph, be sure to check out the world’s most amazing trees!