Nobody is mad about this beautifully natural accident that just occurred in Jardim, Brazil. Earlier this month, their nature reserve was flooded by the unusual amount of heavy rainfall they’ve been experiencing lately. However, the flooding was a blessing in disguise, as the whole preserve was transformed into a rare, underwater paradise.
The Atlas Obscura reported that this phenomenon occurs when heavy rains hit the Rio de Prata which causes it to slow down, dam, and increase the water level at the Olho d’Agua. According to the reserve, the water from the Olho D’Agua river is clear, “due to their conserved riparian forest and being inside a Private Reserve of the Natural Patrimony – PRNP, a type of Conservation Unit.”
A park ranger had the unique pleasure of discovering this natural wonder and was able to document it on film. However, the river had returned to normal by the end of the day. If you choose to visit the trail at Rio de Prata Ecological Recanto, there is a duel trail/snorkeling tour that is offered to guests. It may not be quite as amazing as doing both at the same time, but you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself just the same.