Heavy Rains Submerge Hiking Trail and Create Beautiful Underwater Forest

A park guide captured this spectacular footage of a hiking trail submerged under water after heavy rains flooded the Brazilian park. The cameraman takes you on a short walk through the crystal clear water from the river overflow.

The unusual footage was filmed on on February 2, 2018 on a hiking trail located at Recanto Ecológico Rio de la Plata (Natural River Park) in Jardim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. It was recorded by park guide Waldemilson Vera.

The park management said that the event is very rare. “[translated from Portuguese] 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,” they wrote on YouTube.

“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 [because it is] inside a Private Reserve of Natural Heritage – RPPN, a type of Conservation Unit.”

“This was a rare episode, and by the end of the day the river had returned to its normal level,” they added.

Watch the fascinating footage below.

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