Outdoor World

Flooding turned this hiking trail into a mesmerizing underwater forest

When Brazil was hit with heavy rains a few weeks ago, the Rio da Prata and Olho D’Agua rivers overflowed into the rainforest surrounding it. The flooded forest made an underwater paradise that looks like it’s straight out of a fantasy video game. Unlike most murky floodwater, the Rio da Prata and Olho D’Agua’s water is crystal clear. Waldemilson Vera, a park guidebook at the Rio da Prata Ecological Recanto, captured this mesmerize video. According to the video’s description, this is pretty rare and water levels had returned to normal…

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Outdoor World

Flooding turned this hiking trail into a mesmerizing underwater forest

When Brazil was hit with heavy rains a few weeks ago, the Rio da Prata and Olho D’Agua rivers overflowed into the rainforest surrounding it. The flooded forest made an underwater paradise that looks like it’s straight out of a fantasy video game. Unlike most murky floodwater, the Rio da Prata and Olho D’Agua’s sea is crystal clear. Waldemilson Vera, a park guide at the Rio da Prata Ecological Recanto, captured this mesmerizing video. According to the video’s description, this is pretty rare and water levels had returned to normal…

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Wild Amazon faces destruction as Brazils farmers and loggers target national park

The Sierra Ricardo Franco park was meant to be a conservation area keeping rare wildlife To understand why the Brazilian government is purposely losing the battle against deforestation, all we need to do is retrace the bootmarks of the Edwardian adventurer Percy Fawcett along the Amazonian border with Bolivia. During a failed attempt to sweep a magnificent tabletop plateau here in 1906, the wanderer roughly croaked on the first of his numerous tours to South America. Back then, the field was so far from human habitation, the foliage so dense…

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