Iguazu Falls, The Land of Rainbows and Butterflies

12 Oct

I’ve never seen so many picturesque photo opportunities in one setting,  and yet, as many pictures as I took, it’s impossible to capture the enormity and grandeur of Iguazu Falls. Even if I had flown over the falls in a helicopter with a million-dollar professional camera (do those exist?), I still wouldn’t have been able to capture what Iguazu Falls has to offer. I can’t put my finger on it exactly…there’s a certain overwhelming energy that stirs up the place, a constant roaring hum of water pounding and crashing into itself, every viewing point of the waterfalls is adorned with a rainbow or two, and there are hundreds of butterflies of every color fluttering all around you. I found myself walking around with a goofy smile, and at times bursting into a  spontaneous giggle. True for me and everybody else who was there.

There are two sides to view Iguazu Falls from, the Brazil side and the Argentina side. If you ever get the opportunity to go I definitely suggest seeing the waterfalls from both. In Brazil you get a full panoramic view of Iguazu in its entirety, and in Argentina you can spend the day walking around the waterfalls seeing them from above, below, left, right, and in some parts you’re close enough to get drenched in the spray of water shooting off the cascade. There is also the option to take a boat ride that takes you down the river and gosh darn up close and personal with the base of the waterfalls.

Iguazu Falls is one of those places that reminds you of your little teeny tiny existence on planet earth, yet at the same time, if you let it, it can be a profound experience that reminds you that you’re a part of something a whole lot bigger.

Iguazu Falls from Brazil:

Crossing over:

Argentina to the left, Brazil to the right, and Paraguay straight ahead.

From Argentina:

enormous infinite sky

not the most impressive of the bunch, but it reminds me of the waterfall ricky and i went to in maui, so i loved it

I was lucky to have this guy land on me and stay long enough to take a picture

I love Iguazu Falls!

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4 Responses to “Iguazu Falls, The Land of Rainbows and Butterflies”

  1. Jenny October 12, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Perfection!!! Miss ya apskies

  2. Yannis October 13, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    So Awesome APE!!! So glad you are having an amazing time! We miss you lots.

  3. Rick October 14, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Amazing photos, April. Glad you are having a great time. Miss ya. Would love to go to Rio some day! Praying for you.

  4. Kayra October 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Apy! Fun fun fun! Pretty butterfly. 🙂 I’m glad you’re having fun and whatnot. I can’t wait to see you and I’m glad you’re safe! ❤

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