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The highlight of my trip

| 2015-02-03 | admin |

 

 


 

Gorgeous views of Iguazu Falls!

Iguazu Falls (from the Tupi/Guarani words: "Big Water"), are the waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of Brazilian state Paraná and Argentine province Misiones.  Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil. They are considered the most beautiful falls in the world, at a height of over 80 meters (269 feet) and a width of 2.7 km (1.7 miles).

On November 11 of 2011, Iguazu Falls was announced as one of the seven winners of the New Seven Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation. We wholeheartedly agree with this decision; this is a place of green magic, of water, rainbows and stunning beauty.

 

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A wide panorama shot of Iguazu Waterfalls.

 

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One of the 275 waterfalls that constitute Iguazu. The name of this one is "The Superiors".

 

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Iguazu has both a Brazilian and Argentinian sides. The waterfalls are shared by national parks on both these countries, with both parks being UNESCO world heritage sites. The Brazilian side may have a slight edge, as there is a beautiful walkway that travellers can take along the canyon.

 

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Seeing the falls from the the Argentinian side.

 

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Devil's throat accepting a boat into its maw.

 

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Another gorgeous panoramic view of des chutes de l’Iguazu (Iguazu Waterfalls)

 
 

 

 

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An image of the falls from satellite.

 

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Incredibly vivid rainbow over the waterfalls reminds us how beautiful our planet can be.

 

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Even in black and white, the falls give a sense of awe.

 

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The falls are surrounded by lush vegetation.

 

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In fact, both parks - on both sides, have subtropical rain forests that are home to many varieties of rare animal and plant life.

 

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Devil's throat is the tallest fall, 80 meter in height.

 

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The Brazilian walkway.

 

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The mist from the huge waterfall that is devil's throat rises to an astounding height of 30 meter (98 feet) and to a distance of 150 meters (492 feet) from the waterfall. So if you don't like getting wet - Get binoculars.

 

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Great aerial shot of the falls and the rainforest surrounding them.

 

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Wikipedia added this piece of info: "The first proposal for a Brazilian national park aimed at providing a pristine environment to ‘future generations,’ just as ‘it had been created by God’ and endowed with ‘all possible preservation, from the beautiful to the sublime, from the picturesque to the awesome’ and ‘an unmatched flora’ located in the ‘magnificent Iguazu waterfalls."

 

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Victoria falls are the only falls larger the Iguazu, but they are not as wide. They split into about 275 falls and islands.

 

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On the Brazilian side again, the walkway allows for a really close and a 260 degree field of vision taking in the surrounding area of devil's throat.

 

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A beautiful garden of water and green vegetation up in the North of Argentina, a part of 'the superiors'.

 

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The falls in furious motion.

 

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The devil's throat is 82 meters in height, 150 meters wide and 700 meters long, all in the shape of a gigantic U, which may explain its name.

 

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No matter what you wear - you WILL get wet standing near these falls, so put your valuables in a water-tight bag and embrace being wet.

 

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The mists of Igusazu Falls.

 

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Another magnificent rainbow over the falls. Waterfalls often have rainbows due to the mist and breaking of the water droplets in the sun.

 

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