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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.

Even more on Kaindy Lake… 

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The late morning fall air was just cool enough that the sap weeping from the trees would solidify in mid flight… creating beautiful marbles of amber falling to the ground. Kingston Mills Water Locks - Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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Help me out here. My friend and I saw this beauty at Yellowstone. I am 99.999% sure it is a coyote (It was small, ran with tail down against body, pointed tall ears), but I have never seen one like this before. Is this color rare/uncommon for Coyotes?? Thoughts???

Is there a chance that its just a VERY large white phase red-fox? It kinda’ has the fox face, but not that much. It was just too large to be a fox.

100% coyote for sure.

Coyotes come in many different colors, from pure white to cream, silver, grey, red, blonde, chocolate, brindle, black and everything in between! Pale cream/silver individuals like this one aren’t that rare but they’re not particularly common, either. I believe the color is more common in the Western parts of their range.

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Perseverance by Michelle Bartsch on Flickr.

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A tree stump on rocks in a creek near Adnyamathanha Art Site.