September 18, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Picture of the Day: Iguazu Falls from Below

by twistedsifter

iguazu falls brazil black and white from below Picture of the Day: Iguazu Falls from Below

Photograph by /mrpunto on Flickr


Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentina province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. For most of its course, the river flows through Brazil, however, most of the falls are on the Argentine side. The falls may be reached from two main towns, with one on either side of the falls: Puerto Iguazú in Argentina and Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. [source]

Iguazu is often compared with Victoria Falls in Southern Africa which separates Zambia and Zimbabwe. Iguazu is wider, but because it is split into approximately 275 discrete falls and large islands, Victoria has the largest curtain of water in the world, at more than 1,600 m (5,249 ft) wide and over 100 m (328 ft) in height. [source]

Number of drops: 275
Longest drop: 82 metres (269 ft)
Total width: 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi)



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