Photographer's Note

The first attraction I visited in the Iguazu National park was the famous "Devil's Throat" falls (El Garganta del Diablo), which boasts the most impressive fall in the whole park (and many would say in the whole continent…).
As I noted in the earlier post, I had a rainy morning which made everything quite dull, for my great disappointment. Even so, I looked at the bright side of things and boarded the first train that departed for the falls accompanying a big organized tourist group. At first, when I walked the less than 1km catwalk across the Iguazu River, I could only see a cloud rising from afar, but as I got closer, the roaming thunder started to dominate the scene and people started getting quite and anxious, as we neared the mighty place.
The sight is a most impressive one – at the devils throat you can actually be surrounded at 260 degrees across by falling and bustling waterfalls. All the time I was there I tried to realize when exactly the water will stop – it is just incomprehensible that this amount of water falls from one point to another, with such force and magnitude…
The fall of water creates a massive spray of water that drench the visitors in water in couple of seconds and also generate wind current that many birds employ for flight (as can be seen in this picture). This picture was taken at an angle afar from the U shape fall itself (located to the right extreme outside the frame). I had to crank my body over the rail for this one but it was well worth...Taking pictures in these circumnstances was quite difficult due to the amount of water and spray that cover the front element of the lens and requires quick composition and picture taking.

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