The Iguazu Falls (spelled Iguaçu in Portuguese) are an astounding series of waterfalls on the border between Argentina and Brazil. Iguazu Falls are the second largest in the world, surpassed only by the Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Upon seeing Iguazu, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is said to have exclaimed “Poor Niagara!”
The rainforest surrounding the Iguazu Falls is one of the most biodiverse places in the world, with over 2,000 species of plants and 400 different species of birds.
The falls are composed of 275 individual cascades, and from above, the river appears to disappearing into an enormous fissure in the earth.
Ariel View of Iguazu Falls (photo not my own)