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Brazil hiking trail turns underwater paradise after heavy rains
This normally dry hiking trail in Brazil turned into an underwater safari after days of heavy rain.
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The trail runs through the Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata reserve in southwest Brazil.
The reserve is part of a farm that caters to ecotourists.
This bridge was completely underwater for few days last month.
This happens when it rains over 6 inches at once.
The trail was flooded twice in February. However it disappeared in less than 2 days in both cases.
The karstic region has a high concentration of calcium carbonates and minerals, which makes the water crystal clear.
This water is particularly clear because the entire water basin is protected by the preserve.