In Iguassu National Park, at Devil's Throat, garganta del diablo, the Iguassu River falls into depths below with tremendous power producing a thick, tall cloud of misty spray and thundering sound. Devil’s Throat, said to be the largest of the falls in Iguassu Park, consists of 14 separate falls.
The remarkable Iguassu Falls are formed by a group of 275 interlinking cataracts up to 246 feet (75 meters) in height cascading over a 1.8 mile (3 kilometer) wide area. These falls were created by several layers of volcanic rock built up over 110 million years. Located between Brazil and Argentina, the falls are completely surrounded by parkland. The two parks, Brazil’s National Park and Argentina’s National Park, were created in 1939 and contain one of the largest tracts of Atlantic forest in South America.
Iguassu National Park is a delight for nature lovers. It protects distinct species of flora and fauna some at risk of extinction like the jaguar, the puma, the cayman, the red breasted parrot, the hawk, besides many other species. Impressive biological variability and varied ecosystems along with the rare beauty of the scenery around the waterfalls made the Iguassu National Park become the first Brazilian/Argentinean Environmental Protection Area to be declared part of the World Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in1986.
The Guarani Indians called the falls Iguazú, meaning "great waters." They are truly magnificent!
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ls7902 (7328) 2009-01-31 20:16
What a majestic view. Love the colors and lighting. Lovely composition with so much depth. Attractive green vegetation. Have a nice Sunday. Regards. Latiff.
mafegan (8624) 2009-01-31 20:53
An amazing photo of somewhere I would love to visit one day. Beautiful view, nice light and good exposure with the water just seeming to be standing still. I trust you had an excellent holiday, Marlene
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-01-31 21:17
amazing place, the big sound is missing !
pilpel-adom (3018) 2009-01-31 21:21
You composed quite nicely the falls and the vegetation sorrounding it! Lighting conditions were super, and the clouds in the sky add to the whole atmosphere...
tomescuc (3291) 2009-01-31 21:45
Thanks - I really get a feel for this amazing waterfall. Wide view, natural tones, indeed only the sound is missing.
jjcordier (79295) 2009-01-31 22:21
Superbe photo de ces chutes d'eau si impressionnantes. Pas facile de rendre la beauté sauvage d'un tel lieu en photo et tu as parfaitement réussi ici.
alainh (35587) 2009-01-31 22:37
Famous place and splendid picture. we can ear the noise of the falls !
brandstaetter (15915) 2009-01-31 23:38
you were lucky to find the falls with much and white water. I didn´t have these ideal conditions, but the place is so stunning that I stood there for two days with my mouth open. :)
bakes888 (18499) 2009-02-01 0:29
Hi Betty. Very impressive falls, well captured with good detail in the shadows and highlights. Nice composition also, I like the FG/BG relation giving good depth. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.
CLODO (33422) 2009-02-01 0:51
great picture of wide waterfalls, well taken with the first plan at the left leading the look in the wetty atmosphere. We can hardly hear the sound!
pauloog (11747) 2009-02-01 2:34
A great panorama of the falls, well composed and brought with natural colours. Always difficult to represernt the greatness of a waterfall on a photo, but this certainly gives an impression.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-02-01 2:35
Very beautiful nature image, a good pov showing well the impressive nature of the waterfall and a well exposed photo with brilliant highlights, well no surprise it's a canon ;-)
Have a nice day jY
belido (19934) 2009-02-01 6:01
Hey, you were there! :))
How was the trip? I hope I had a great time there. The photo is classic, wonderful scenery and perfect point of view. Great shot!
batalay (37861) 2009-02-01 7:50
From conception to implementation this is an extraordinary photograph. You've chosen an ideal vantage point to record the image, and post-processed it to perfection. The colors are vivid, the resolution as sharp as obsidian glass, helping to properly convey the power of the falls. The only way one could improve the the experience of seeing this image would be by physically feeling the mist and hearing the roaring sounds. Maybe one day technology will be able to do that as well.
The note is beautifully written and highly informative. What I found specially interesting is the meaning of the name Iguazú, as "great waters." In the southwest United States, there is Lake Havasu, meaning "Air-Water." Migrations from Asia through the Bering Straits are explained as the manner in which the "New World" was populated. Turkic People from Central Asia also populate Turkey (also Finland, Hungary and Korea). There are certain root words common to all, and "su" means water in Turkish.
Have a good Superbowl Sunday.
brano14 (2905) 2009-02-01 10:12
Great view,amazing place,well captured with good colors and clarity.
ahmetgedikli (25593) 2009-02-01 10:19
Aa amazing shot! Beautiful view, perfect colors and captured. Very well done!
jmdias (61408) 2009-02-03 6:12
a classic view from most famous tourist attraction of "my homeland" (PARANÁ).I liked the mixed waters and clouds in the scene. nice light. According with the level of the water we can have very different photos from this amazing place.
jaywalker (16101) 2009-02-04 15:46
Hi Betty, An amazing water fall & you have captured it brilliantly & utilized the whole of the frame, the shot shows the power it offers, there is very good light & a great natural feel, kind regards Wilson.
paololg (31448) 2009-02-05 13:57
Ciao dear Betty,
Wow!!! what a beautiful photo! The perfect POV shows us the whole suggestion of these falls, stupendously captured by your photographic cleverness. Sharpness, light and colors are perfect, you have done really a great photo, compliments!
Ciao, have a nice time!
Atousa (7131) 2009-02-07 0:36
Wow, it is wonderful! ..why Devil ?!.. I wish I was there right now.. your chosen pov is great .. good natural colors too.. very well done.
Greetings from snowy Tehran :)
sacimar (26205) 2009-02-07 11:24
impressive place and great picture, I love it, good details and colours. Congrats!
bracasha75 (24589) 2009-02-07 12:29
Wonderful waterfall and wonderful nature show
Extrem good nature of Brasil
Thanks for sharing
jackart (6702) 2009-02-07 13:11
magnificent waterfall! Probably one of most attractive places on Earth. Very well captured! Amazing shot!
Vasa (515) 2009-02-07 15:35
the subject is already wonderful, but your photo is showing so good how this subject is wonderful. Optimal position and irresistible atmosphere. So proud of your signature.
Deepforest (9260) 2009-02-07 15:57
excellent capture of those famous falls... Good composition, perfect sharpness and nice natural colors.
gracious (20025) 2009-02-07 20:33
Done very well on this awesome and powerful place!
the pov just perfect with good sharpness, natural colour and superb details all round!
many thanks for the great sharing and the informative notes
Uhu (8561) 2009-02-08 2:20
It looks too great to be Devil's Throat - or we are thinking too bad about the Devil, hehe.
Great photo of amazing place!
bernardec (2235) 2009-02-08 11:41
I was at Iguassu long time ago.
Very good pont of view. I like the special color of green you got!
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-02-10 6:00
Ola Betty ,
Magnifica foto das cataratas de Iguassu , é um belo ponto de visão bem alto , ficou lindo o movimento da agua com a vegetação entre as quedas , gostei muito do céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Wanda1 (15128) 2009-02-11 9:39
These falls certainly look impressive and powerfull. I like it with the clouds coming over and the spray of the water creating a sort of mist. Greens and whites contrast well too.
ChrisJ (109658) 2009-02-19 17:56
A fantastic view of these impressive falls, & taken from a very good shooting angle. Excellent lighting contrasts, with superb color & sharpness. Tfs!
paura (47186) 2009-02-24 15:11
Excellent settings and supperb composition in order to show the amazing watterfall. Well done!
jwmunro (286) 2009-03-02 20:58
Hello Betty -
This is very well done - I like it! Capturing waterfall during the midday time frame is very hit and miss but you have managed the strong contrast in the light very well. The mist, to me, seems to make the image. Am I seeing a hint of a rainbow in the mist? If there had been a solid rainbow this would have been a classic waterfall image. Well seen and accomplished.
Thank you for sharing.
lucasgalodoido (21714) 2009-03-03 12:36
fantastic shot of Iguaçú Falls, the colors, contrast, POV and quality are fantastic! Really a impressive place. Great shot, my friend.
Jakab (3867) 2009-03-08 15:09
a great capture again! Your medium low POV enables us to feel the immense dimensions and force of the water falls, the rock with rich vegetation in the foreground (thanks to the good sharpness) gives a fix point for the eyes and a contrast to the surroundings in permanent running. Together with the informative note a valuable contribution to the TE.
windosil (1158) 2009-03-10 13:59
What a terrifying image of power, and yet the vegetation looks happily unperturbed. Perfect colours too. Many thanks,
foozi (7101) 2009-03-18 23:13
this a fantastic and spectacular shot of the majestic fall.
Really well presented in excellent clarity and action packed.
Nothing much i can say, only to enjoy this pleasant scenery because I feel Im present at the real place.
thanks for sharing.
Pi-Production (0) 2009-03-21 0:21
OMG Betty....Fantastic POV, very impressive waterfall !!
Great title too ;-))
danyy (0) 2009-03-22 23:26
excellente photo d'une des plus belles chutes d'eau de la planète.
Sous un ciel superbe et bien, capturé, tu as chois pour la photo un endroit entre le sommet des chutes et la rivière, c'est bien vu.
Une prise très vivante.
Philippe (11836) 2009-03-24 10:29
Hi, Betty. An impressive sight, a fantastic horseshoe of waterfalls. The spray in the background gives us an idea of how mighty the falls are. The vegetation in the foreground gives a good sense of depth and adds contrast.
Have a nice day,
berek (47456) 2009-03-24 21:57
I feel natural power. great light control and beautiful nature colours. well done. have a nice day from Istanbul.
Floydian (30970) 2009-04-03 5:53
Seen many times, but everytime an impressive sight...what a view. One day i have to go there to see mothers nature at his best myself. For people who been there the most beautiful waterfall in the world and when seeing this i can understand why...impressive, very good shot.
Have a nice weekend,
ElAprendiz (30) 2009-04-03 12:13
Someday I'll have to go to this site, which has always attracted considerable attention due to its majesty.
The view is extraordinary, good fit and proper handling of light. Impressive.
scroller (3445) 2009-05-15 7:06
This is truly a great and very impressive place. What a mass of water. You have caught it very well!
westozman (3193) 2009-05-18 0:20
This capture of the Iguassu Falls (and the other in your gallery) is simply superb: like Henk ('floydian'), I too must visit this wonderful place sometime soon before I fall off the perch!!
My compliments to you!
denisn72 (8300) 2009-05-18 5:24
That place is really impressive! You chose an excellent point of view. I like the lush green trees on the left side. The is also very good. Good job and thanks for sharing!
sabermonajati (11063) 2009-06-09 6:34
very very nice frame from waterfall.
Alan_Kolnik (620) 2009-07-05 18:51
I've seen many photos of Iguassu but I think this one, by focusing on a particular area has really captured the spectacle better than the shots which try to show the whole thing at once, or at least very large sections of it. With the exception of the overexposed stream on the lower left, a very well exposed shot.
Eileen (152) 2009-07-26 21:31
Wow! Awesome... the place and the photo. Thank you for your informative notes.
PainDivine69 (175) 2009-12-24 4:22
wonderful original picture with great POV and DOF. Superb composition.
fabianoleite (10464) 2010-02-12 21:14
This place is wonderful and well captured. The sense of depth is fantastic. Although we see several photo of this place, this one distinguishes itself for its sharpness and balance. It's comprehensive, you chose a great POV. Congratulations and regards from Brazil!
JudyR (1671) 2010-07-13 22:13
Magical shot, capturing the power of the falling water and the weather created by it. Such sharp focus through and through. Just lovely. Congratulations! Judy
giorgimer (34941) 2010-08-05 0:40
WOW, what a MAJESTIC scenario! Really impressive, perfect POV and composition
kordinator (20455) 2010-08-30 6:53
Beautiful composition waterfall.
Truly enchanting sight.
Everything is so harmonious and beautiful.
Excellent are fotofgrafije workshop.
Perfect work follows the text.
I am really delighted.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2010-12-09 2:00
This is a wonderful scene. A perfect picture postcard :)
With Greetings from India
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2010-12-12 19:51
Felicitations! It must have been a great experience visiting this magnificent falls and a unesco heritage site! Congratulations for showcasing to us this wonderful photo of yours, I bet, If i were there, I'll be having a hard time to get a beautiful photo from this place because it has lots of different and beautiful spots to offer. Good POV! Taking this picture is just simply amazing! Thanks for sharing!
all the best,
sacavem (18620) 2011-01-30 12:12
This landscape live must be amazing.Very nice composition and very picture. It s true the falls are wonderful.
stevenmelissa (203) 2011-09-19 20:12
Wow! This is the most successful photo I've ever seen of Devil's Throat. As you know, it's very challenging to capture even a portion of it, and you found a spectacular perspective. Absolutely magnificent.
Best regards, Steve
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- Date Taken: 2009-01-19
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