Underwater Waterfall: Aerial Illusion? Or True Phenomenon?

Underwater Waterfall: Aerial Illusion? Or True Phenomenon?

What’s your first impression of the photo above? You’d likely guess it’s a naturally occurring underwater waterfall, but it's actually not what you think it is.

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What’s your first impression of the photo above? You’d likely guess it’s a naturally occurring phenomenon. It convincingly looks like an underwater waterfall, but in reality, this illusion is created by the runoff of sand and silt deposits. Illusion or not, it is truly a magical sight to behold.

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Situated off the island of Mauritius, this little piece of paradise has become a famous tourist attraction. Found in the same spot is the Le Morne Brabant, a basaltic monolith with a summit 556 metres above sea level. Due to its historical significance of slavery in Mauritius during the 18th and 19th century, the whole area called Le Morne Cultural Landscape, is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

-20.451050, 57.314346,Le Morne Cultural Landscape Mauritius

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Charmaine Acha
Charmaine Acha

Charmaine loves random weekend trips, technology, and coffee. Guided by her travel mantra "chill and travel", she enjoys unplanned escapades without compromising leisure. If not fangirling over her K-drama idols, she's on DND mode writing or planning her next possible adventure.

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