Mauritius is the name of an insular nation in the Indian Ocean around 2,000 km away from the South-East African coast. The island was discovered by the Arabs in 975 AD and colonised by the Portuguese between the 1507 and the 1513. From that point onward the place saw Dutch, French and British colonisation. The island was named after Maurice Prince of Orange who ordered the first colonisation of the area that up until the 1598 it had remained completely uninhabited.

The island became independent republic in 1968 and in 1992  it was declared part of the British Commonwealth. The natural wonders of a semi- untouched space attract visitors (and investors) from every part of the world, turning this magic place in one of its kind with high standards of living.

Located in the South-East tip of the island there is a charmingoptical illusion discovered thanks to the satellites. Seen from above, an outflow of  sand and loam creates the impression of a natural underwater waterfall. The view from Google Maps confirms such an illusion, which makes the satellite image a global spot of interest.

Below:  illusion showing the optical illusion of the Mauritius Island

Naturally the effect is merely optical and the seaside is completely regular, however its image has become so popular on the net that it has actually ended up evolving into a trend, where people try to capture their best recording or the phenomenon.

Matteo Rubboli

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