I'll conclude this part of the wonderful Iguazu NP with this classic picture of the Western wall of the falls, an unforgettable sight and experience, with heavenly beauty surrounding you from all directions...
There are between 160-250 waterfalls (!!) scattered in the park's compound with an averaged flow of 1500 cubic meter per second (!!!). FYI, this amount is sufficient for a person to drink, bath, cook etc. for almost a month (!).
More facts about water consumption:
* Earth's freshwater resources consist of less than 2% of the total surface of the planet
* The Human body consists of between 60 to 70 percent of water and can survive with only 2-5 oz of water per day
* Within the next 25 years half of the world's population might have trouble find sufficient freshwater for drinking and irrigating.
For more info about the park, check this link:
http://www.iguazuargentina.com/ (English version available)
About the water problem, an old link:
and another one:
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colinb (1590) 2006-10-09 17:50
Great shot. I like how you've framed it and you've captured the details of the falls very nicely. Could be a postcard.
alper (134) 2006-10-09 17:52
excellent. everything is great!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-10-09 18:35
Excellent viex, I like the way you have caputred all the parallel vertical streams
DarkoG (8) 2006-10-10 3:23
Beautifull place and well captured detail of those magnificent waterfall.
bibs69 (3251) 2006-10-10 4:00
Beautiful picture. The vertical composition is perfect. I really like the grass on the foreground and the two different levels of the water falls.
Best regards, Laurent.
brian1949 (210) 2006-10-10 7:20
Great photo - well framed. Impressive waterfalls. I like the rainbow at the bottom.
Floydian (30970) 2006-10-10 9:44
The falls are famous and well photographed, and you show us why, because they are beautiful and for sure the most beautiful waterfalls in the entire world. I have never been there, but seeing pictures like this one i really have to.
Thanks for sharing...a great shot..!!!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-10-10 14:09
I have the dream i will go one day to Iguiazu.
Your picture is beautifull and the frame is not usual with this vertical frame. The speed is nice to give this impression with the water.
Very nice work.
vascao (192) 2006-10-10 22:14
Really classic shot of these marvelous falls. Nice exposure.
jinju (14265) 2006-10-10 23:47
a beautiful photo. Spectacular waterfall captured so beautifully. Fantastic view.
Signal-Womb (13048) 2006-10-11 18:46
Awesome scene Chen, these falls look amazing. The rainbow is an added bonus. Very nice shot, well done.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-10-12 14:50
Hi Chen. A beautiful photo of this spectacular scenery with the falls and cascades dropping in multiple layers. The exposure is well balanced to retain detail in the sprinkling droplets, and to show the alternating rhythm of greenery and water in an impressive way. Good inclusion of the green elements in the lower corners and you even found a rainbow at the bottom, very nice catch.
imrek (4) 2006-10-12 17:43
very powerfull and beautyfull waterfall scene with small rainbow, very vwell composed and captured the light is managed very good!!!
KevRyan (22952) 2006-10-13 19:38
This is just a stunning place Chen ...and what an experience - I can just imagine the sounds - the kind of place that might always be re-constructed easily in the mind as a resource for life - to go back to in your quiet moments and make promises to yourself.......looks like Paradise!
You're right to point out the water issues - perhaps they will be the greatesy test of our humanity to each other yet!
best wishes Kev
izmirli (3987) 2006-10-14 12:53
beautiful composition and note.beautiful landscape and waterwall.well done.
ChrisJ (96522) 2006-10-15 4:59
Good choice of a vertical format & wonderful repetition of the cascades. The fg rainbow is a bonus. Tfs!
asadi-s (108) 2006-10-17 20:39
a great shot with a nice framing
Wanda1 (14982) 2006-10-18 12:58
A beautiful shot of these waterfalls. Nice and clear with a good composition. Wonderful details especially the rainbow.
oochappan (22043) 2006-10-23 21:01
I can't skip this beauty Chen, well standing along the waterfalls and very accurate natural colors/contrasts, fine detailled, the rainbow is a nice extra eyepuller.
Jaune (324) 2006-10-24 12:43
Very nice place that you've pictured! The picture is very sharp and the colors are splendid !
Very Nice Picture.
bibiweb (8) 2006-11-02 3:25
I think it's been quite some time since I visited your gallery... It's true that I was a bit absent from TE for a few weeks, but now I'm back to my daily posts and comments. I missed your Igazu series so I'm coming back to this shot which I find stunning. I've never been to Iguazu, but looking at this picture really makes me want to go there to see these incredible falls. I like your POV and the vertical framing that enhances the impression of height and the mist at the bottom of the frame is also very good.
Have a nice day.
shirgold (2481) 2006-11-05 15:48
Not much to say except how beautiful this is.
Will have to go there one day!
TFS - Shir
alainh (35581) 2006-11-11 3:32
Terrible, and fantastic serie of south América !!
incredible place. certainely not easy to capture all what you see, but here: an excelent and very pleasant picture.
have a nice week-end
cpaton (547) 2006-12-02 7:11
Hi Chen, a great capture of an amazing place. Good POV and composition. The rainbow just gives it that little bit extra. TFS, Colin.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-12-19 14:49
Hello Red Pepper - wow, what a magnificent view, the vertyical format worked well here, loooks like a setting for the Lord of the Rings, I don't remember seeing them from this angle when I visited, (I only visited the Arg. side, I thought this face-on view was only visible from Brazil)
batalay (35355) 2007-02-08 13:05
Superb shot, augmented by a highly informative note. I've never seen the Iguazu, but I've heard that they were even more majestic than the Niagara. What is clear is that they are not surrounded by a high density of humanity. Excellent shot, with the colors and composition both first rate.
irishkiwi (90) 2007-07-19 21:04
Stunning. A magical looking place. The rainbow is a stroke of luck. I like the framing and the detail. Thank you
Mer1000 (738) 2007-08-14 15:56
Excelente fotografía. Realmente impresionante el paisaje que reflejas.
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