A portion of Iguazu Falls as seen from Brazil.           (7 February 2009)

A portion of Iguazu Falls as seen from Brazil.

Bird soaring - Iguazu Falls      7 February 2009

Bird soaring – Iguazu Falls

Buffalo, NY (7 December 2014) – Anne Petermann and I just returned from Paraguay and seemingly endless meetings on the global deforestation crisis. Everyone who attended the meetings hosted by Global Forest Coalition took a field trip to Iguazu Falls except for Anne and me. We were tired from the meetings and we also visited the falls on 7 February 2009. The above are two of my favorite photographs that I took on the Brazilian side of the Falls.

One of the great natural wonders of the world, the Iguazu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu, Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú, Tupi: Y Ûasu “big water”) are situated near the border of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. The area is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Elevation: 640′ (195 m)
Height: 269′ (82 m)
Flow rate: 62,010 ft³/s (1,756 m³/s)
Number of drops: 275
Longest drop: 269′ (82 m)