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The Gates of Calypso by michaelanderson The Gates of Calypso by michaelanderson
"You hear it before you see it. You feel it before you hear it, through the soles of your feet, in the chambers of your soul—a low rumble, the very ground thrumming beneath you. Step to the edge. A gust of wet wind and the earth falls away in this great leap into the abyss." -Jeff Rennicke from National Geographic

Runoff from the heaviest rains in 25 years funnel over the cliffs of Iguazu Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet. This is the first image of a new series from South America. I spent the last 2 months traversing the wilderness continent, from the windswept of dunes of northern Brazil to the crystalline icebergs of Argentine Patagonia. I came face to face with a puma in the middle of the night below Fitzroy, trekked 50 miles barefoot across a spectacular wilderness of sand dunes, and was lucky enough to get on the first train back to Machu Picchu after the disastrous floods of the past winter. I've got lots of stories and images and share, and I hope you enjoy the ride.

Thanks in advance for any commentary.

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Gilgond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! That's all I can think of to say! :)
ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
I am simply speechless. :)
lilleGekko Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
When I look at this picture my mind starts to wander, and I wonder what it would be like to be there and hear, feel and smell it! Thank you for letting me see this it is beautiful. The composition is well done, it seems like the water just continues forever.
Dieffi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this beautyful shot in my waterfall-collection:[link]
I hope you will agree!
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Vanillebaer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010   Photographer
wow! this looks so mystical and well composed :-O
vincentfavre Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wow wow wow !!
Yeoman2b Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello Mike,

You have been featured here for this amazing picture : [link] ;p;

Emmanuel :hug:
dwth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 126th and 127th.:wave:
dwth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student Artist
My bad, sorry! =)
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