Photographer's Note

It is said that when Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the American President (1932-1945), first laid eyes on Iguazu Falls, she declared, "Poor Niagara!" Indeed, poor Niagara Falls and all other falls around the world. On Feb 4th and 5th I made a pair of visits to the spectacular falls, walking along the Brazilian rim of the falls, then taking a helicopter ride over the churning waters. There has been an unusual amount of rain in the area around the tributaries feeding the Iguazu River, evident in the muddy brown water seen in the photo and the unusually abundant flow. In terms of water volume, Victoria Falls on the Zambesi River has greater volume flow. Also, in terms of sheer height, there are higher waterfalls, including Bridle Veil Falls in Yosemite Valley in California, and by far the highest, Angel Falls in Venezuela, but none is as beautiful as the Iguazu. rnrnSitting next to a small open window on the right side of the pilot, I felt a strong draft. At one point the lens cap on my camera was sucked out through the window and fell down to the jungle below. It was tethered to the rest of the camera, and I had to fight to keep the entire camera from being pulled out.rnrnAn extraordinarily beautiful photograph of Iguassu Falls on a clear day was posted by bwj as "Devils Throat" a few years ago. And I posted a photo of Niagara Falls as "Footbridge between two cliffs" the same year. Finally, I would like to share an astonishing video of Victoria Falls. I am happy that the possibility of frolicking on the edge of Iguazu was not available. rnrnBest wishes to my friends for a rejuvenating Sunday.

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