Iguassu Falls

December 05, 2003

Foz

Provided by: Fabiano Diniz, Federal University of Parana
Summary authors & editors: Fabiano Diniz

The Iguassu Falls is the second widest waterfall in the world, located on the Brazilian / Argentinian border in Iguassu National Park -- an "untouchable" preservation area. This aerial view of these spectacular falls was photographed in March of 2003. The Iguassu River is approximately 3 km (2 miles) wide at the point of the falls. Hundreds of separate cataracts spread across the Iguassu, some of which drop 80 m (260 feet).

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