Video: The Boiling River of the Amazon

For decades explorers and researchers heard stories of a boiling river that existed deep within the Amazon, but no one was able to locate it to verify its existence. However, geothermal scientist Andrés Ruzo went in search of the place and found it.

With waters hot enough to kill a human being, this place holds a mystical presence amongst the indigenous people that inhabit the area, and as you’ll see in the video below, it is one of the most amazing natural wonders imaginable. It is also coming under increased threat from loggers and developers, so now Ruzo fights to protect it as well.

The Mystical Boiling River of the Amazon from Great Big Story on Vimeo.