SUBMERGINGTON — This video is only 30 seconds long, but it is worth watching several times in a row. The images are like something out of a fantasy movie, only no CGI is used here. It's all real.
The video shows a trail in the Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata in Brazil that recently became flooded when massive rains overflowed the river. The water submerged this trail — trees, bridge and all.
But the water is still crystal clear, and it makes for an amazing little tour of the underwater forest. A description for the YouTube video explains why the water is so pristine, saying, "Despite the flood, on the day the video was recorded the waters of the Olho D'Agua river remained crystal clear due to their conserved riparian forest and being inside a Private Reserve of the Natural Patrimony - PRNP, a type of Conservation Unit."
Unfortunately, if you're buying your plane tickets to Brazil to get a first-hand look at this incredible site, you may want to close your laptop and put your credit card away. The waters have returned to normal levels and the trail is no longer submerged. But maybe you do want to get that plastic back out of your pocket because seeing and walking this trail while it's dry looks pretty amazing as well.