Brazil’s beautiful Natural River Park, Recanto Ecológico Rio de la Prata houses a truly spellbinding hiking trail which turned into a magical underwater wonderland after being flooded with unusual heavy rainfall on 2nd February, 2018. The two nearby rivers, the Rio da Prata and the Olho D’Água overflowed due to heavy pouring and ultimately submerged the wooden walkways, tropical plants and trees with clear, sparkling, crystal water.
The unusual and fairly enchanting situation was captured in a footage by the park guide, Waldemilson Vera, who uploaded it with the following caption, “When it rains a lot, the river of the Rio de la Plata runs slower, causing its damming, thus increasing the water level of the river Olho D’Água. Despite the flood, on the day the video was recorded the waters of the river Olho D’Agua remained crystal clear due to their conserved ciliary forest and being inside a Private Reserve of Natural Heritage. This was a rare episode, and by the end of the day the river had returned to its normal level.”
Images: © Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata