The Illusion of an “Underwater Waterfall” in Mauritius Island. This is a wonder of the world that is part of a protected area as a World Heritage Site.
Underwater Waterfall” in Mauritius Island
In the southeastern part of Africa, about 1600 miles off the coast there is a beautiful and stunning island known as the island of Mauritius.
Here there is an extraordinary waterfall, an underwater waterfall. Actually this is the illusion of an underwater waterfall, seen from the air the sea water falls down like a waterfall on land.
The impression is visually deceptive, this happens because of the runoff of sand and silt deposits, when shot from the air this looks very sensational, unique and very stunning. Even the illusion is also visible when viewed from Google Maps.
Above the ocean is a large mountain-shaped rock called Le Morne Brabant, a basaltic monolith that rises 556 m (1,824 ft) above sea level.
This peak has an area of 12 hectares. It is located on the Le Morne Brabant peninsula. This area is recognized by Unesco as a world heritage.
They mention the following:
Le Morne Cultural Landscape, a rugged mountain that juts into the Indian Ocean in the southwest of Mauritius was used as a shelter by runaway slaves, maroons, through the 18th and early years of the 19th centuries. Protected by the mountain’s isolated, wooded and almost inaccessible cliffs, the escaped slaves formed small settlements in the caves and on the summit of Le Morne. The oral traditions associated with the maroons, have made Le Morne a symbol of the slaves’ fight for freedom, their suffering, and their sacrifice, all of which have relevance to the countries from which the slaves came – the African mainland, Madagascar, India , and South-east Asia. Indeed, Mauritius, an important stopover in the eastern slave trade, also came to be known as the “Maroon republic” because of the large number of escaped slaves who lived on Le Morne Mountain.
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