Dancing Forest

Ruslan Shamukov/TASS

This is a mystical fairy tale pine forest, in which the trunks of many trees are eerily bent or even twisted into rings. There is no sure-fire scientific explanation for this. According to one widespread theory, the pines react in this way to the damage that caterpillars do to them. According to another, it is all about some geomagnetic anomaly. The folk explanation is that the "dance" of the pines repeats the movement of the sand dunes.