Mist Over Iguacu Falls

Mist Over Iguacu Falls

Mist Over Iguacu Falls

I first visited Iguacu Falls in 1992 and was lucky enough to return for a second visit. It truly is a stunning area, with beautiful views all around as you move through the Brazillian and Argentine parks. Photographs really do not do it justice, you have to see it (and hear & feel it) for yourself to really appreciate how wonderful it is. There are literally hundreds of different falls, some small and some enormous.

Being there through the hottest and brightest part of the day is a challenge, both physically and photographically. The heat & humidity saps your energy, making it uncomfortable and the high sun angle makes it difficult to cope with the extremes in contrast.

The boat trip up to (and under!) the falls is an exhilarating experience. No photos of that I’m afraid as my camera was left safely in a dry locker! “Dry” was not a word I could use to describe myself when we returned, “drenched” would be more suitable. At least the water helps to keep you cool.

Following the pathway from Cataratas Hotel and just as we started to dry off, we arrived at the walkways out to the edge of the falls at Devil’s Throat, a vast horseshoe shaped waterfall where the spray soaks you again, the water thunders down past you and a large plume of mist rises into the air.

I managed a couple of in-camera panoramic shots with my Fuji X-T1. Not quite as good as you would achieve with a stitched panorama in Lightroom or Photoshop, but good enough for blogging etc.

Iguacu Falls Panorama

Iguacu Falls Panorama

All of the images in this post were taken on the Brazillian side. I have yet to download and process the ones I took the day before on the Argentinian side. I will probably add those to Flickr when I find time.


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