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Posted on 05/04/2018 Tips & Recommendations

4 Photo Tips for Iguazu Falls

Iguazu is one of the wonders of the world, and for good reason, this national park that is shared by Brazil and Argentina boasts some of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. In fact, the water from these falls helps generate energy for Argentina, Brazil and neighboring Paraguay.

With a feat of nature so incredible, be sure to take advantage of our top photo tips.

  1. Take pictures of the fall strategically

When you have a longer shutter speed, or if your lense is open for longer, you will get those beautiful sweeping strokes of the water on your camera, which will take your pictures up a notch and help you capture the beauty that is this incredible destination.

For those of you with little patience, you can also try capturing the falls on “sport” mode. This will have a really fast shutter speed, that will also produce stunning results of the falls, but may hinder the qualitiy of the surroundings.

Try out both ways and see which way you find takes the pictures you like for the falls.

2. Go to the Brazilian Side.

For a long time, most tourists only made time for the Argentine side of the falls. With changing visa procceses in Brazil, it’s easier and cheaper than ever before to boarder cross into Brazil.

While in Brazil, take the Waterfall Trail so that you can get an epic shot of the falls. This trail will provide you with a panarmoic view that is impossible to see from Argentina.

View from the Brazilian side of Iguazu

Some of the first cascades seen from the Brazilian side

3. Hike the Superior Circuit on the Argentine side

This will provide you with a spot to take the perfect picture of the falls. If you’re lucky, you may even get to a rainbow in your picture. There’s a look out point on this trail that will give you the ideal shot of the waterfalls to compliment the panaramic photos you took in Brazil.

On this trail, you’ll be able to capture the falls from a distance, in part, but also the surrounding tropical climate, complete with a dash of color fromrainbows that are common place with this much rushing water.

4. Get creative!

On the Brazilian side, you will literally be able to walk along a wall of water. This provides a great photo-taking backdrop.

The Garganta del Diablo Viewing Point

The Garganta del Diablo Viewing Point

While on the Argentine side, if you’re willing to get a little wet, take a boat ride to the base of the falls and take pictures while you sit in the water of Iguazu at the base of the falls. If you’re camera is water proof, take pictures of the incredible experience as you get closer and closer to the falls until the thousands of tons of water are rushing down on you.

Panorama Iguazu Brazilian Side

The panoramic view above the waterfalls

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