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Argentina: give me a piece of waterfall

Nature divided into three different states, a comparison of different opinions

Andrea Giuliani

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Andrea Giuliani Cataratas De Iguazú, Misiones. Argentina © Andrea Giuliani 

We've added another stamp to the passport, Iguazú's waterfalls are divided between three states: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, perhaps the most correct definition is “a piace of waterfall” because all the waterfalls seen in the park could not be counted, they were so fascinating that would be nice to see them again on other occasions in your life.

 

In any case, the time we arrived at customs was one of the most felt of the trip, you knew that changing state also meant a change of habits, a new interesting reality, clear that Argentina seen within the region of Misiones is not the same situation as when you are in a city like Buenos Aires but but we could have a little idea.

Andrea Giuliani Cataratas De Iguazú, Misiones. Argentina © Andrea Giuliani 

The name Iguazú comes from the words guaraní y (waters) and guasu (large). A Guarani legend says that a god pretended to marry a beautiful girl named Naipú, but she ran off with her mortal lover Caroba in a canoe. Angry, the god modified the river by creating waterfalls, in which Naipù fell into rock, while Caroba turned into a tree. It is said that from this position the two lovers continue to observe each other.

Andrea Giuliani National park of Iguazú, Paraná. Brazil © Andrea Giuliani 

"With every means, a part of the territory, a battle that lasted many years"

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Andrea Giuliani National park of Iguazú, Paraná. Brazil © Andrea Giuliani 

In this shot, Domenico’s fighting spirit, he tried to defy the violence of the waterfalls and followed him closely was not easy to shoot in these conditions, even with a protective cloak taken at the last second. As history recalls, the territory between Paraná and Misiones was divided between Paraguayan, Argentines and Brazilians, in 1870, in order to regain the region of Misiones, Argentina successfully promoted a repopulation of the territory not only with Argentine creoles but also with European immigrants of italian, spanish, polish, ukrainian and also danish, from which most of the population of Argentina is descended today.

Andrea Giuliani National park of Iguazú, Paraná. Brazil © Andrea Giuliani 

Among the species that we've met and that nowadays are at risk of extinction, the anteaters are the ones who chased us and wanted to steal the food we could have in the backpack. There is also one species, which had to be observed closely and we have often seen in many documentaries, the tropical parrot, it is not easy for them to resist about the large amount of tourists who visit the park every day, as often happens the escape remains the first way out.

Andrea Giuliani Parque das Aves, Paraná. Brazil © Andrea Giuliani 

Andrea Giuliani Parque das Aves, Paraná. Brazil © Andrea Giuliani 

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