Parque Nacional Iguazú, 28 Jan 2010

28 January 2010

For this post, I'll just let the waterfalls themselves do the talking. Needless to say, the world famous Iguazú Falls were everything we expected and then some. (Note: you can click on each of these pictures for a larger image.)

For size comparison, there is a small viewing platform with a few people above the right set of falls here. This is just one drop; falls about twice this height continue below this set!

A glimpse into the Garganta del Diablo (Throat of the Devil), which divides Brazil from Argentina.

A panorama that includes most of the Argentine falls (click on it for the full view).

John Yerger/Jake Mohlmann
Adventure Birding Company

P. S. - Ok, for those looking for a little more than "wow": Iguazú is the Spanish corruption of the Guaraní word for "big falls." The whole system actually contains 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River, which shortly thereafter drains into the Rio Paraná. About one-third of the falls are in Brazil with the remaining two-thirds being in Argentina. It's amazing what a little uplifted basalt can do... And the birding throughout the park is great!

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