Photographer's Note

From Buenos Aires we first went north to the Iguazu Falls, before going to our main destination (Patagonia). The journey from Buenos Aires to the town of Puerto Iguazu (near the falls) was made by nightbus. It took us 17 hours to get there, but the bus was very comfortable, so we enjoyed the trip very much.

This picture was taken from a helicopter flight over the falls. It shows the main part of the falls: the "Garganta del Diablo" or in English the "Devil's Throat". The helicopters take off from a small heliport on the Brazilian side and after paying 60 dollars you will get a 10-minute flight. Although this is not the cheapest way to see the falls, the views are absolutely stunning. It is however quite difficult to get good pictures, because just when you want to take a shot, the pilot decides to turn away. And the helicopter is shaking all the time, so it's difficult to keep your camera steady. I think this picture is pretty okay.

Obviously we also saw the falls from the ground. The Iguazu Falls can be visited from both the Argentina and the Brazil side. To me, the most impressive view was from the edge of the Devil's Throat. It is possible to walk over footbridges to cross the river to the edge of the falls. You can see the bridge on the top of the picture. The view and the sound of the falls is really amazing. Such a lot of natural power and energy, absolutely stunning.

Tech: the slide was scanned with a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III. No cropping, just a tiny little playing with levels and of course USM.

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