Video: Heavy Rains Submerge Hiking Trail in Absurdly Clear Water

   12.28.18

Nope, there’s no Instagram filter in this video. This is what happens when heavy rains submerge hiking trail in Brazil’s Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata.

The video was reportedly filmed by a tour guide who was monitoring the Recanto Ecológico Rio de la Plata. The water level of the Olho D’Água river rose so high, that the bridge which tourists used to cross was completely submerged.

Watching the footage, the clarity of the water is astonishing, and has even lead some to believe the footage has been modified somehow. However, according to the administration at the ecological park, this phenomenon is rare, and due to the conservation of the unit’s riparian forest, the water remained crystal clear even after rising way above normal level.

The water level was reportedly returned to normal by the end of the day.

Here’s the mind-blowing video:

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