The permanent spray from the cataracts forms impressive clouds that soak the forested islands and river banks resulting in a visually stunning and constantly changing interface between land and water.
Made up of many cascades producing vast sprays of water, Iguazu is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
The water in the foreground looks relatively calm before approaching the severe drop at Iguazu Falls
The semicircular waterfall at the heart of this site is some 80 m high and 2,700 m in diameter and is situated on a basaltic line spanning the border between Argentina and Brazil.
Taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguazú Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth.
One can walk all the way to the edge of the falls on the Brazilian side and get drenched with the spray of the heavy mist
A colorful rainbow is formed by the sunlight and mist spray at the falls