Besides lakes formed by human impact, Mother Nature also creates many beautiful lakes and flooded forests that amaze visitors.=======================📍Clear Lake, USA
📷@kris_nelsonsLocated in northwestern Oregon, Clear Lake was formed by lava flows more than 7,000 years ago. Streams created a natural dam that flooded the Clear Lake area. Currently, the lake is located at an altitude of more than 900m, so the year-round temperature is at freezing. But despite the frigid temperatures, visitors flock here to swim through the ancient wetlands, home to a variety of unique flora and fauna. There are also routes around the lake for visitors who like to experience hiking.📍Caddo Lake, USA
📷@wright_shot_galleryLocated on the border between Texas and Louisiana, this lake has the largest cypress forests in the world. According to geologists, the lake may have been formed thousands of years ago when a giant log on the Red River created a dam and flooded the low-lying area that people see today. The lake is shallow and has many cypress trees covered with mosses, forming a magical scene. These plants are still growing thanks to the aerial roots that protrude from the surface of the water.📍Periyar Lake, India
📷@thesoul_docPeriyar Lake was formed when the Mullaperiyar Dam was built in 1895, subsequently flooding an arid and forested area. Today, this site still has a lot of dead trees, traces of a lush forest. Visitors here often take a boat ride through the dry tree trunks that jut out of the water or learn about birds and animals. If you’re lucky, you might see a herd of deer or elephants moving in the forest by the lake.📍Kaindy Lake, Kazakhstan
📷@halszzThis lake is in the Kolsai Lakes National Park, located at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters above sea level. The 1911 Kebin earthquake caused a large limestone landslide, which led to the formation of this lake. Fortunately, the lake’s frigid temperatures help preserve the underwater forest. In recent years, Kaindy Lake has become a famous sightseeing, diving, and fishing destination.Coming here, visitors can easily see tree trunks standing on the water. The overhanging trunks may seem barren due to the passage of time, but the underwater landscape is completely different with algae, aquatic plants, and creatures in the lake bed. With a depth of up to 30m, many people choose to dive into the lake to discover the beauty of the unique flooded forest.📍Volta Lake, Ghana
📷@herwigclaeysVolta is one of the world’s largest man-made reservoirs, spreading over an area of more than 300 square meters. According to records, the construction of the Akosombo Dam in 1965 resulted in the destruction of about 120 buildings and the displacement of 78,000 people when the area was flooded with water, leading to the formation of Lake Volta. Today, you can see thousands of hardwood trees standing still on the surface of the lake, while many more species hide under the water.