Iguazu Falls

1.75 million liters or 464 thousand gallons of water pour over the falls each second. That's a lotta water.

From the lower trail


These falls are just insane. They're breathtaking, magnificent, spectacular, etc.

From the lower falls it's possible to see most of the 275 distinct falls crashing from one terrace to the next, emptying into the Iguazu River below.

San Martin, Mbigua and Gpeque Falls.

San Martin Falls.

Adam and Eve Falls.

Mbigua Falls.

Bosetti Falls.

Álvar Núñez has a slippery foot bridge over it.

The Devil's Throat


700 meters above the lower trail is the upper trail. It's a long series of metal paths built right over the rivers before they become falls, an impressive feat of engineering considering how much foot traffic these paths support and how they absolutely cannot fail. Falling into the river here would be deadly.

Gpeque Bernabé Méndez Fall viewed from the top.

The river leading to the falls.

This long trail ultimately ends at a point right next to Garganta del Diablo, a huge waterfall that dumps so much water over the cliff and produces so much foam that it whites out my photos. I have to dial down my camera's exposure just to get any detail out of the fall itself. This and the Brazilian Falls on the other side of the Iguazu River are the last falls I see on my visit.

The top of the U-Shaped Garganta del Diablo.

Suspended over a 700m drop near Garganta del Diablo.

Garganta del Diablo is a beast of a waterfall.

Rio Iguazu and the Brazilian Falls.