Boom! it hits you.

Boom! it hits you.. So you read about the Iguazu falls, you watch videos, you see pictures on wikipedia, but when you cross into the park on the Brazil side, and you walk your short jaunt in the jungle, you come out to this view, and boom it hits you! WOW! These are the falls in the Argentina side, in fact, across the river is 100% Argentina. What you don't realize is the falls continue up the left hand side for a while and then there is another horseshoe of falls! so huge, and so much water! View the larger version on Flickr

Trees managing to hang on

Trees managing to hang on. Iguazu falls is massive. Like totally massive, without a helicopter, you can't get the whole thing into one picture. While walking down the Brazil side of the river, looking at the beautiful falls at the end of Argentina, this photo emerged. I loved the contrast between the falls, the trees and the clay (red) rocks. Beautiful. With 44,000 cubic tons of water going over these falls, I'm surprised these trees were able to hold on! View the larger version on Flickr

Surf's Up

Surf's Up. On Ipanema beach, in Rio De Janiero, they have 24 hour surfing.... at least so i think. The light pole in the middle of the photo comes on at dusk and lights up the waves. From what I could gather from the locals (I don't speak Portuguese) is that it's on from dusk to dawn and you can surf 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. How cool is that? View the larger version on Flickr

Rock on the Maracana!

Rock on the Maracana!. Recently in Brazil, I had the pleasure of going to a number of World Cup games, two of which at the Maracana in Rio, Brazil. This particular shot was taken at the Columbia/Uraguay game where Columbia beat Uraguay 1-0. But at the time we didn't know that, the players are just taking teh pitch. View the larger version on Flickr

The Light Struggles to Hold On

The Light Struggles to Hold On. Rio might possibly be one of the most beautiful places in the world. I only wish I had my nice SLR camera with me, but I was too mobile and too focused on the World Cup to lug it around with me. So I had my CoolPix point and shoot, it didn't do a half bad job. One night we were hanging on the beach, it had been cloudy most of the day, and the sun just struggled one last time to break the clouds hold, and then ultimately failed... but it resulted in this rather ominous and epic shot. View the larger version on Flickr

Abandoned, but not by street artists

Abandoned, but not by street artists. When travelling in Brazil, the graffiti really caught my eye. I later learned (actually by a GoPro promo video) that street artists are paid to draw such beautiful, colourful drawings on abandoned walls, to cover up the "tagging" or prevent "tagging". This stuff was everywhere, and to me, it was very beautiful. Expect to see more of this type of street art come through my photo feed. View the larger version on Flickr

44,000 cubic tons per second

44,000 cubic tons per second. I recently went to Brazil for the World Cup (yes, I left before Brazil lost, OMG!), but had an awesome time touring and watching soccer/futball!) Managed to make it to see this world wonder from both the Brazil and Argentina side on two seperate days. What a site. This is a view of the Brazillian side, and the "horse shoe" part of the falls. Off to the top right of this photo there is one just the same size on the Argentina side. What made this an epic visit was the most water *ever* that fell over the falls was June 9, 2014... which I visited only 15 days later. A lot of the Argentina side was closed due to the mass amounts of water. View the larger version on Flickr