Incredible Iguazu Falls: Over, Under, or On a Boat in Devil’s Throat [26 PICS]

November 3rd, 2011 Permalink

Iguazu Falls, in the Iguazu River, is one of the largest waterfalls in the world and a tremendous natural wonder being that there are about 275 separate waterfalls ranging from 200 – 269 feet high. Devil’s Throat is the tallest of these falls which extend for nearly two miles in a huge semi-circle. Iguazu Falls is another of the very popular finalists in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition.The legend behind this giant falls goes like this: A god planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage the god sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. Iguazu Falls is located near the border of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. The area has two National Parks, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. [26 Photos]

Panorama of Iguazu Waterfalls

Panorama of Iguazu Waterfalls. Photo #1 by Martin St-Amant

Iguazu Falls, the Superiors

Another of the 275 waterfalls that make up Iguazu Falls; this one is called the Superiors. Photo #2 by Ewan


Iguaçu

Iguaçu: You can reach the falls from Foz do Iguaçu in the Brazilian and Puerto Iguazú in the Argentine province of Misiones, as well as from Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, on the other side of the Paraná river from Foz do Iguaçu. These waterfalls are shared by the Iguazú National Park (Argentina) and Iguaçu National Park (Brazil). Both parks were designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On the Brazilian side there is a beautiful walkway along the canyon with an extension to the lower base of the Devil’s Throat. Photo #3 by Benjamin Dumas

Iguazu Falls, in the province Misiones, in Argentina

Iguazu Falls as seen from the province Misiones, in Argentina. Photo #4 by Reinhard Jahn

On a boat in Devil's Throat at Iguazù

On a boat in Devil’s Throat at Iguazù. Photo #5 by Claudio.Ar

Panorama des chutes de l'Iguazu (Iguazu Waterfalls)

Panorama des chutes de l’Iguazu (Iguazu Waterfalls). Photo #6 by Martin St-Amant

Satellite image of the falls

Satellite image of the falls. Photo #7 by NASA

Cataratas do Iguaçu, in my trip to Atacama (Chile) by car. Cataratas do Iguaçu, as seen from a car during a trip to Atacama (Chile)

Cataratas do Iguaçu, in my trip to Atacama (Chile) by car. Cataratas do Iguaçu, as seen from a car during a trip to Atacama (Chile). Photo #8 by Luiz Henrique Assunção

Iguazu Falls, Brazil in black and white

Iguazu Falls, Brazil in black and white. Photo #9 by Andres Pinto Sánchez

Iguazu Falls, on the Argentinian border with Brazil

Iguazu Falls, on the Argentinian border with Brazil. Photo #10 by Phil Whitehouse

Chutes de l'Iguazu

Both National Parks sharing Iguazu have subtropical rainforests where hundreds of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna thrive. Photo #11 by Martin St-Amant

Garganta del Diablo (Devil Throat) Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Garganta del Diablo (Devil Throat) Iguazu Falls, Argentina. This is the tallest of the falls, 80 m in height. Photo #12 by Luca Galuzzi – www.galuzzi.it

December - Walkway on brasilian side of Iguazu falls

This was taken in December – Walkway on Brazilian side of Iguazu falls. Photo #13 by Martin St-Amant

wanna get wet?

Wanna get wet? Hope so cause the mist rises between 98 feet (30 meters) and 492 feet (150 meters) from Iguazu’s Devil’s Throat. Photo #14 by Nanosmile

Aerial view of Iguazu falls

Aerial view of Iguazu falls. Photo #15 by Claudio Elias

Iguaçu Brasilien, Argentinien

According to Wikipedia, “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 Iguaçu waterfalls’.” Photo #16 by Reinhard Jahn

Cataratas do Iguaçu

Only Victoria Falls is larger than Iguazu, but Iguazu Falls are wider. They are also split into about 275 discrete falls and large islands. Photo #17 by Herr Stahlhoefer

Iguaçu, Brésil

On the Brazilian side, you get a superb overview of Devil’s Throat and the rest of the falls, from both above and below. Iguazu affords better views and walkways and its shape allows for spectacular vistas. At one point a person can stand and be surrounded by 260 degrees of waterfalls. The Devil’s Throat, in Argentina, has water pouring into it from three sides. Photo #18 by Benjamin Dumas

Iguazu Falls in the very north of Argentina, on the border with Brazil, the superiors

The photographer noted, “Iguazu Falls in the very north of Argentina, on the border with Brazil. An incredible place with 3 sets of main falls, the Inferiors, superiors and the Devils Mouth…These are the Superiors. Photo #19 by Ewan

Iguazù National Park - Iguazù falls

Iguazù National Park – Iguazù Falls. Photo #20 by vtveen

Iguazu waterfalls

The Devil’s Throat is U-shaped; it stands 82-meters high, 150 meters wide, and 700 meters long. From the voting trends in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition, Iguazu Falls is on the fast track and is a highly likely winner. Photo #21 by Ametxa

Iguazù, Argentina

Iguazù, Argentina. Be prepared to get wet. Both sides offer wild boat rides. Put your camera in a baggie, cause you will get uber soaked. And no, a raincoat will not stop you from getting wet. Photo #22 by vtveen

In the mists from Iguazu Falls

In the mists from Iguazu Falls. Photo #23 by Mitchipr

The area of Iguazu Falls

From the photographer: “The area of Iguazu Falls. (in Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú) are a set of about 275 majestic waterfalls on the Iguazu River (the basin of the Parana River Basin), are located between Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil and the National Park Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina. The total area of both national parks, corresponding to 250,000 hectares of subtropical forest and was declared a World Natural Heritage.” Photo #24 by Miriam C de Souza

Iguaçu Falls (Devil's Throat) from the Brazilian side

Iguaçu Falls (Devil’s Throat) from the Brazilian side. Photo #25 by Whatsinaname

Iguaçu Falls from the Argentine side

Iguaçu Falls from the Argentine side. Tick, tock, 7 days and counting down until the winners of the New 7 Wonders of Nature are announced. Have you voted? Please do vote if you love nature. Photo #26 by Whatsinaname


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