Monday, July 4, 2016

One of Planet Earth's WOW's- Iguazu Falls

first sighting of Iguazu Falls from afar
first sighting of Iguazu Falls from afar
Look, there are just places in the world that are so stupendously beautiful, breath and thought gets taken away. One such place is Iguazu Falls which are located on the Brazilian/ Argentinian border, though 80% of the water flows over cliffs on the Argentinian side.
islands amidst the river
The 2.7km wide river is broken by small islands into many separate waterfalls (varying between 200 to 270 feet tall!) though the flow is heaviest and most spectacular over a narrow chasm called Devil's Throat, the roar of the falling water audible from far far away. To stand there, witnessing the raw power would inspire awe in the most cynical of people, and is a reminder of how small our perceived problems are in the face of such a vast energy flowing over the cliffs.
From the Gran Aventura, where a power boat approaches as closely as it can to the falls, the massive spray and water vapor drenching everyone inside, to the rascally coatimundis (South American raccoons) searching for easy food, to the rare and elusive jaguar roaming the national park, this area is one of the world's MUST SEES.
I stood there for hours staring at the falls, utterly amazed, positively spellbound by nature's sheer power. All my thoughts of lack were washed away as my focus was on the immense raw beauty surrounding me.
I will merely just share my photos and videos and hope they might provide 10% of the experience of actually being there, standing, mouth agape, looking at this gem of the natural world.
the breadth of Iguazu falls from a side angle
the breadth of the falls from a side angle
plenty of butterflies in Iguazu #88
If this butterfly were a Pro athelete-
what sport and position would he play?
a view of the water as it pours over the cliff
a view of the water as it pours over the cliff
coatimundis
the South American raccoon- the coatimundi
a girl gazes at Devil's Throat, Iguazu
a girl gazes at Devil's Throat, Iguazu
Iguazu Falls
just a tiny part of the falls
plummeting water- Iguazu Falls
water falling down into the mist. I am literally standing right atop the edge

video: from the top of Iguazu
this area is over like 2 miles wide- a giant river flowing to create the falls


the "Gran Aventura" boat ride
nosey coatimundi
nosey coatimundi
toucan of Iguaza Jungle
best shot of toucan I got- what BEAUTIFUl birds
Iguazu falls- a view from the top
a view from the top, 300 feet to the bottom
a jungle view of the width and breadth of Iguazu
a jungle view of the width and breadth of Iguazu


the Iguazu jungle- a few km from the falls
the Iguazu jungle- a few km from the falls
sheer power, size, width- Iguazu is a woman's dream
sheer power, size, width- Iguazu is a woman's dream
the Devil's Falls roundabout
the Devil's Falls roundabout
some view huh? @ Iguazucascading falls of Iguazu- opposite sides



absolutely spellbinding, is it not?




7 comments:

  1. I love it! Great job,
    Thanks for posting it!!!

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment :) glad you enjoyed

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  3. I wanted to see them when I was in Brazil but they were closed... so still in my bucket list! I hope to go to Argentina one day and see them, incredibly beautiful!
    www.travelera.es

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    1. one of the most breathtaking places ever. Get there!

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