Looking down the Devil's Throat (Garganta do Diabo).
Yesterday I took a helicopter ride over Iguazu Falls and was able to open the window and shoot out. We went on the first flight of the day at 9 am, and at that time there was a high overcast, perfect for photographing the falls and avoiding blown out highlights from the sun reflecting off the water.
The Iguazu River cascades over the edge of the Paraná Plateau in a series of 150-300 waterfalls, depending on the water level. Right now the water is high due to recent rains. The edge of the plateau is 2700 m long (1.7 mi) and the individual waterfalls vary in height from 60 to 82 m (197 to 269 ft). Approximately half of the river's flow falls into a long horse-shoe shaped chasm called the Devil's Throat, depicted in this image. At the upper right you can see the ruins of the walkway to Devil's Throat on the Argentinian side of the falls, which were destroyed during record rainfalls and flooding in June of this year. Iguazu Falls are a spectacular sight; they are a UNESO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A wonderful ending to my first trip to Brazil!
BrazilFoz do IguazuThe Devil's ThroatGarganta do DiaboIguazu RiverParana Plateau