On Top of Iguazu Falls
I was really excited when I learned this weeks #FriFotos theme was waterfalls.
Currently I am deep in the California desert road tripping to Joshua Tree, so I’m not around any waterfalls today I can show you. But before I started this blog I saw two of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, and I’m excited for the opportunity to share my pictures of waterfalls through #FriFotos.
The first was Iguazu Falls,which borders Argentina and Brazil. I visited from the Argentine side and stayed at the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa which was sub-par, understaffed and overpriced… but has a spectacular location within the Parque Nacional Iguazú, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Note: Iguazu Falls has a few different spellings: Iguassu Falls, Iguaçu Falls, and Iguaza Falls are all the same waterfall.
Various views of Igauzu Falls
On Iguazu waterfall with rainbow in snuggie
Iguazu Falls in Argentina
Iguazu Falls is literally breathtaking. It might not be the tallest waterfall, but it is the most spectacular I’ve ever experienced. Iguazu might as well be called rainbow falls, because it’s the most rainbow dense place I’ve ever seen.
The surrounding geography allows you to walk up to it with an easy hike. There are overlooks from various viewpoints, and– here’s the best part- you can even take a safari boat trip right into the falls! Do it! It’s fun and kindy scary in the right way. Sit in front for maximum splash. There are a variety of waterfall tours to choose from.
People at Iguazu Falls overlook platforms
Since I’ve visited Iguazu Falls, new resorts have opened. Next time I might stay at The Iguazu Grand Resort Spa & Casino.
The View of Iguazu Falls from my hotel room (mobile photography)
After I saw Iguazu Falls, I became determined to see mighty Victoria Falls which is located on the mighty Zambezi between Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Livingstone, Zambia.
Rainbow at Victoria falls – biggest waterfall in the world
Victoria Falls, also called The Mosi-oa-Tunya is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Victoria Falls claims to be the biggest waterfall in the world, because the “sheet of water” that pours over it’s drop is volume-wise, the biggest on the planet. Vic Falls is awesome and powerful and because of the geography surrounding it, it is difficult to see on foot because the spray is so heavy. If you want to truly see Victoria Falls, you need to do it by arranging a helicopter tour. Oh, I love an excuse for a helicopter ride!
Approaching Vic Falls from a helicopter
Impressive splash from Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls on foot view through the spray
Photo tip: if your a serious photographer, be sure to mention that when booking a helicopter ride. A large lens and a friendly smile can help ensure you get the prime shooter seat- next to the pilot.
My helicopter pilot to Vic falls
I hope you enjoy visiting these waterfalls virtually. If you’d like to see more, check the #FriFotos hashtag on twitter and instagram. If you’d like to participate in #FriFotos weekly photo chat on twitter, please do! It’s easy and you can find the rules here.