Iguazu Falls

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Being in the middle of the Devil's Throat is actually a good thing.
Imagine standing 82 meters above a waterfall measuring 150 m wide and 700 m long. That's the Devil's Throat and it forms a natural boarder between Brazil and Argentina. In whichever country you're standing, it's impressive and beautiful. You're surrounded by natural forests and exotic animals – a tropical paradise background for all of the 275 waterfalls that stretch over 3 km of land. Be ready to get wet, but we don't suggest you go for a swim in these waters.
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An Endless Number of Waterfalls - Igu...
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Inside The Devil's Throat
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Iguazu Falls Through Palms
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Iguazu Falls - Palms with Falls
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Iguazu Falls - Wide Landscape
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  • In stunning size, Iguaza falls is taller and twice as wide as Niagra falls. When First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt first laid eyes on it she said Poor Niagra.
  • The falls were formed by a volcanic eruption that left a crack in the earth. However old legend claims that a god tried to marry a woman against her will and she fled with her lover in a canoe on the Iguazu River. The god was so furious he split the river in half and created all the waterfalls to send the two lovers to a certain death.
  • The rainforest surrounding the falls is home to the only marsupial found outside of Australia: the opossum.
  • In one area on the edge of the falls, a person can be surrounded by 260 degrees of waterfalls.
  • In total, the Iguazu falls is made up of 275 waterfalls along the borders of Argentina and Brazil and it stretches for over a mile and a half (2.4 kilometers) long.
  • The falls were featured in the feature film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
 

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Iguazu Falls, forming a natural border between Brasil and Argentina, is simply amazing. It is perhaps the most spectacular place I have ever seen in my life. Like most incredible sights, it is tough to explain in words what makes Iguazu so special so Im including a lot of pictures with this post to help give you the best visual possible. A lot of people reading this post probably have visited Niagra Falls in the US and I will tell those of you that have not also been to Iguazu Niagra and Iguazu dont belong together in the same sentence. Iguazu is massive; 275 waterfalls across almost...  read more
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