Iguazu (or Iguassu) Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil presents some formidable obstacles for nature photographers: the ever-present spray from the falls that collects on the front element of lenses, the restrictions on times one can be there (8 am to 6 pm on either side of the falls, unless you are staying at the very pricey Hotel Das Cataratas in Brazil), limited unobstructed views, and hoards of tourists during the aforementioned hours. Iguazu is a major attraction in South America.
On this particular morning, everything came together rather easily. I had this particular view, which offers a spectacular look into the “Devils Throat” all to myself. Also, the prevailing winds this morning were blowing toward the falls and the mist, so long exposures were not marred by annoying water droplets. It was one of the rare peaceful moments during my visit to this amazing natural spectacle, with no sounds other than the roar of the the 275 individual, discreet falls in the area and Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack from The Mission reverberating through my head.