370 Photos - Feb 15, 2014
Photo: Hostel Natura in Foz do Iguacu, BrazilPhoto: Fields by the hostelPhoto: Iguazu River above fallsPhoto: Mist from fallsPhoto: Brazilian sidePhoto: Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side)Photo: Garganta del diabloPhoto: Observation deckPhoto: Birds darting behind fallsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Posing below fallsPhoto: Pretty butterflyPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Nice swimming hole if you can get therePhoto: Photo: The Sheraton Hotel (Argentine side)Photo: Photo: View up the Devil's ThroatPhoto: Photo: Walkway and elevator to top of falls (Brazilian side)Photo: Photo: Don't look downPhoto: Photo: Photo: IguanaPhoto: Photo: Bright butterflyPhoto: Falls through the treesPhoto: The whole Brazilian walkwayPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Butterfly hitching a ridePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Jet boat under the fallsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Walkways on the Argentine sidePhoto: More of the upper circuitPhoto: Photo: Parque dos Aves next to the falls in BrazilPhoto: Photo: MacawsPhoto: This friendly toucan flew right up to usPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: IbisPhoto: Photo: AlligatorPhoto: Turtle islandPhoto: Photo: Moth bigger than your handPhoto: PeacockPhoto: Some very noisy parrotsPhoto: New Paraguayan friendsPhoto: Mist from the spillway at Itaipu BinacionalPhoto: Photo: The spillway has enough capacity for 4x the average flow over Iguazu falls (a strange comparison given that's a separate river, but still)Photo: The main concrete dam in the Itaipu complex has 20 generators (this is Paraguay's half)Video: Photo: Posing in front of the spillwayPhoto: The concrete dam (and diversion channel during construction in the foreground)Photo: The plume at the bottom of the spillway is probably 10 stories tallPhoto: Video: Photo: Penstock for generator #16Photo: Photo: Photo: View from Paraguay sidePhoto: Itaipu dam panoramaPhoto: Cicada (the noise was incessant throughout Iguazu)Photo: Photo: Brazilian side from ArgentinaPhoto: Photo: Wall of water on the Argentine sideVideo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Video: Photo: The latest craze in turtle headwearPhoto: Everyone gets their own butterflyPhoto: Photo: Photo: Video: Photo: Above Devil's ThroatPhoto: Photo: AlligatorPhoto: Spot the pair of birdsPhoto: Cormorant taking offPhoto: Photo: Photo: Rainbow over the bottom of the fallsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Lago ArgentinoPhoto: Photo: Photo: The Calafate bush (berries are edible)Photo: Photo: Photo: Condors circlingPhoto: Perito Moreno glacier (south face)Photo: Brazo Rico of Lago Argentino (capped off by the glacier at right)Photo: Perito Moreno glacierPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: The "bathtub ring" around the lake is the level this part of the lake fills up to when the glacier blocks the strait connecting it to the rest of the lake.Photo: Photo: Boat tour of south facePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: IcebergPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: On the boatVideo: Photo: Beginnings of a tunnel to the rest of the lakePhoto: Photo: Looking away from the glacierPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: People trekking on the glacierPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: View from the visitor centerPhoto: Photo: North face of the glacierPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Deep, deep, bluePhoto: Fortress of Solitude?Photo: Photo: Waterfall over the glacierPhoto: Photo: Vanessa bundled upPhoto: Glacier PanoramaPhoto: Photo: North face panoramaPhoto: The Iceberg channel (Canal de los Tempanos)Photo: Photo: Photo: IcebergPhoto: CatwalkPhoto: IcebergsPhoto: Back to Brazo Rico/south facePhoto: View from the $1200/night/person hotelPhoto: Lago ArgentinoPhoto: Birds circlingPhoto: Lonely housePhoto: View from the busPhoto: Photo: Viedma glacierPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Valle Rio de las Vueltas from El ChaltenPhoto: Main street, El ChaltenPhoto: The trailhead for Fitz Roy (aka Chalten)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Rio de las VueltasPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Chorrillo del SaltoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Fresh snow in the hills outside of townPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Condor in flightPhoto: Same condorPhoto: Photo: Photo: In front of the Valle Rio de las VueltasPhoto: Photo: Looking back towards Lago Viedma and the Patagonian steppePhoto: Photo: Spooky forestPhoto: Cerro Madsen and ElectricoPhoto: Glaciar Piedras BlancasPhoto: Snowing!Photo: Photo: Vanessa looks for Fitz RoyPhoto: Fitz Roy, Poincenot, St ExuperyPhoto: Map of our hikes (we did the upper trail the next day)Photo: Piedras Blancas GlacierPhoto: Photo: Photo: Hold on to your hatsPhoto: Vanessa demonstrating Patagonian wind speedPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Lago & Glaciar Piedras BlancasPhoto: Keith with Lago Piedras BlancasPhoto: Vanessa with Lago Piedras BlancasPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: One at a timePhoto: Crystal clear glacier meltPhoto: Lago CapriPhoto: One last look a the glacierPhoto: A little light campingPhoto: Fitz Roy (left, in clouds) and friendsPhoto: Terminal moraine of Piedras Blancas glacier and Rio Electrico (in the distance)Photo: Fitz Roy (taken from our bedroom window...it was there all along!)Photo: North end of town and Valle Rio de las VueltasPhoto: El Chalten and surroundingsPhoto: Photo: Rio Fitz RoyPhoto: Photo: Cerro SoloPhoto: Cerro Torre (hiding)Photo: Follow the waterfallPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Glaciar GrandePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: About the best view we managed of Cerro TorrePhoto: About the biggest bumble bee I've ever seen--fully an inch acrossPhoto: Photo: Cerro Torre hidingPhoto: Cerro SoloPhoto: Photo: Lago Argentino and beyondPhoto: Laguna Nimez bird sanctuary in El CalafatePhoto: Wild flamingosPhoto: Photo: El Calafate behind the flamingosPhoto: Lago Nahuel Huapi (view from Hostel Patanuk in Bariloche)Photo: Photo: Rio LimayPhoto: Crossing the Rio LimayPhoto: Interesting RocksPhoto: Photo: Photo: Cueva del CaballoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Kids from Washington DC familyPhoto: Photo: Bariloche Centro CivicoPhoto: Lago Nahuel HuapiPhoto: Photo: Photo: View to the westPhoto: Photo: Going up the chairlift at Cerro CampanarioPhoto: View from Cerro CampanarioPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Vanessa on top demonstrating windspeed againPhoto: Going back down the TelefericoPhoto: Hotel Llao LlaoPhoto: Photo: Hotel Llao Llao in Nahuel Huapi National ParkPhoto: WaterfallPhoto: Hotel Llao LlaoPhoto: Chapel near Hotel Llao LlaoPhoto: Lago Nahuel Huapi panoramaPhoto: Photo: Recoleta CemeteryPhoto: Photo: Recoleta CemeteryPhoto: Photo: Just a house in RecoletaPhoto: Torre Monumental (Formerly Torre de los ingleses, prior to the Falklands war)Photo: Palacio de PazPhoto: Convento Santo DomingoPhoto: Semi-permanent protests on Plaza de MayoPhoto: Casa Rosada (the president's office)Photo: Plaza de MayoPhoto: The Metropolitan Cathedral (not a bank!)Photo: Avenida de MayoPhoto: BA City HallPhoto: South of Plaza de MayoPhoto: Franciscan churchPhoto: Typical building in San TelmoPhoto: Monement to the SpanishPhoto: Palremo parkPhoto: Parque LezamaPhoto: 3-D mural at the entrance to barrio La BocaPhoto: Puerto Madero, the hip, happening, ex-warehouse districtPhoto: Closeup of Santiago Calatrava's Punete de la Mujer (swing bridge)Photo: Puerto Madero over the nature reservePhoto: Puerto Madero over the nature reservePhoto: Vanessa dancing in the parkPhoto: La Prensa (newspaper) buildingPhoto: Photo: Avenida 9 de Julio and the ObeliskPhoto: Edificio BaroloPhoto: Congress buildingPhoto: Vanessa on the Subte (Line A still has the original wooden cars)Photo: Inside the cathedralPhoto: Cathedral domePhoto: Palacio San Martin reflected in new foreign affairs buildingPhoto: Palacio San Martin, now used for state receptionsPhoto: Interior courtyardPhoto: