The Underwater Waterfall At Mauritius Island Has One Of The Coolest Illusions Ever

One of natures natural illusions known as the underwater waterfall can be found on the island of Mauritius located off the coast of Africa.

The island was first discovered by the Arabs in 975 AD, then by the Portuguese between 1507 and 1513. It’s one of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean, if not the entire world. It’s also home to some of the rarest plant and animal specimens in the world.

What’s even more incredible is what’s located underneath the water. When viewed from high above, you can actually see what appears to be a waterfall.

Honestly, if you didn’t know better, you would actually think it’s real. I know I did. As science explains, sand and silt sink farther and father into the ocean giving off the waterfall illusion.


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