Waterfalls

Foz de Iguazu National Park, Brazil

Waterfalls

Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Brasil.

Waterfalls

Foz do Iguaçu waterfalls. Brazil

A Fish Graffiti

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

A graffiti I saw from our moving car, while we were entering Brazil from Paraguay.

Arriving at Foz do Iguaçu

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

When I was arriving at Foz do Iguaçu, the dense vegetation of this Brazilian city impressed me.

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Colors of the Water

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.

-Lao Tzu

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

Butterfly

Foz do Iguaçu
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Forces of Nature

Foz do Iguazu, Brazil
Foz do Iguazu, Brazil

The Iguaçu Falls are located on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. They consist of approximately 257 individual falls over 2.7 km (1.7 mi). I took this photograph at Foz do Iguaçu National Park, in Brazil. The view is about the biggest fall at the park.

The name “Iguazu” comes from the Guarani or Tupi words “y” , meaning “water”, and “ûasú “, meaning “big”.

There is a Guarani legend of a deity planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In a rage, the deity sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

The first European to record the existence of the falls was the Spanish conquistador Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

Orange

Weekly Photo Challenge: orange

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