Monday Moment: Iguazu Falls, Argentina

03.December 2012

Argentina, Monday Moment

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

It’s hard to fathom the amount of water tumbling over the edge of Iguazu Falls in Argentina. As one of the largest waterfalls in the world it is an impressive sight on a normal day. The storms from the days before had saturated the earth and caused the falls to be even grander on this day. Coloured red from the soil, the water had started to take over the surrounding jungle.

Hard to believe that there was a time in 1978 when the falls were completely dry.

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7 Responses to “Monday Moment: Iguazu Falls, Argentina”

  1. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures Says:

    One of my favorite places in the world!

  2. Shing @ The Culture Map Says:

    Time stopped when I saw that photo… Can’t imagine how I will react when I see it in real life…
    (P.s. Dry in 1978 – that seems impossible!)
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  3. Rachel Says:

    It is indeed an amazing shot, and I can’t take my eyes off of it. And yes Shing, as I was as intrigued and concerned about the matter as you are, I googled it, and yes, the Falls dried up for 28 days. It happened twice, first was in 1934 and then in May and June of 1978.

  4. Stephen S. Says:

    Wow I can’t believe they were dry. Great picture, this is a must see!
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  5. Leigh Says:

    Really a fabulous photo Gillian.
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  6. Arti Says:

    Amazing capture!! The rising foam is indicative of its force!
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  7. Daithí O'shea (@daithirs) Says:

    The best view is from the Brazilian side. It offer a beautiful panoramic. I really had a good time. I was there this year. I love Brazil