Lenticular clouds over Mount Fuji, Japan. These are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, usually perpendicular to the direction of the wind.
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.
Spawn #7 (January 1993)
“Payback Part Two”
Art & Words by Todd McFarlane
This is round two of Spawn’s fight with the cyborg Overt-Kill. This time he’s packing some major heat thanks to a quick robbery at a military base infirmary, Spawn tells Tony Twist to have Overt-Kill meet him at the docks. Spawn then easily shoots the fuck out of him and reduces Overt-Kill to a pile of scrap parts.
Fun Fact: This issue was dedicated to Rob Liefeld for his contribution of Overt-Kill, a character who was based off another character Liefeld and McFarlane created on The Comic Book Greats with Stan Lee.
This is actually one of the better issues of the early Spawn days. It still has that really dark tone and strangeness about it. When Spawn gets his hands on that heavy artillery, he turns into a maniac.