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Una de las maravillas naturales del mundo: El Salto Angel.

One of the natural wonders of the world: Angel Falls.

Re-visiting some of my unpublished pictures from the amazing vacation my mother gave to me and my family, 3 weeks of adventure in Venezuela. This view of Angel Falls is what we saw as we were leaving Isla Raton (Rat Island), after spending a sleep deprived night in hammocks in the jungle.

The bottom drop of Angel Falls, the upper of two waterfalls on Joe Creek. Joe Creek empties into Lake Rabun in the mountains of Rabun County, Georgia.

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Angel Falls.

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We had about three hours at Yosemite. Not much time for sure and there were so many MANY people I was having trouble getting any shots without people in them or not being able to get to the spot I wanted to shoot because of the people. So I was THRILLED when we got to the gateway and for a few brief seconds a rainbow went down Bridal Veil Falls and I was at the right place to catch it. So happy.

 

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We had to put a lot of effort in to achieve this view of the world's tallest waterfall, Angel Falls. Three and a half hours in a rather primitive boat, going up river, followed by a one hour hike through the jungle, navigating trees, swamps, and rocks, including a 700 meter steep, rocky ascent to get to a break in the canopy where we could see the falls. Given the opportunity, I'm not sure I would do it again.

 

On the way down, I managed to twist both of my ankles in two separate falls, and had to hobble my way back on the nearly mile-long trail.

 

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“…once upon a time”, in 1989

Venezuela, Salto Angel, Angel Falls, with a height of almost 1000 mtr the world highest waterfall / Camaima

 

… it takes about 1 hour 30 minutes by plan from Caracas to the Canaima National Park,

...then 4 hours with a canoe on the river to a camp,

...from here 1 hour plus-plus working through the jungle & you reach the feet of the Angel Fall

...& of course the same time back but it is worth the trip.

 

The Angel Falls or Kerepakupai merú, which means "waterfall of the deepest place" in Pemon language, or Parakupa-vena, which means "the fall from the highest point" in Spanish it’s Salto Ángel & located in the Guayana highlands. It plunges off the edge of a "Tepuy", or table-top mountain & free falls 979 m to the river below, with one single plunge of 807 m, making it the tallest waterfalls on earth & in total the Angel Fall is 15 times higher than the Niagara Falls

 

The falls are named after Jimmy Angel, an adventurous bush pilot from Missouri J. Angel first saw the falls in 1933 with McCracken while searching for a legendary Gold Ore.

 

He returned again in 1937 with his wife, Gustavo Henry & Henry's gardener, they landed on top of the "Tepuy". Jimmy's Flamingo monoplane settled down with a crash into the marshy ground on top of the “Auyantepuy” & remained there for 33 years before being lifted out by a helicopter.

 

Jimmy Angel & his three companions managed to descend the tepuy & made their way back to civilization in 11 days.

 

Some historians state that the first European to visit the waterfall was Fernando de Berrío, a Spanish explorer & governor from the 16th & 17th centuries. Later on, they were indeed spotted in 1912 by the Venezuelan explorer Ernesto Sánchez La Cruz, but he did not publicize his discovery.

 

.......picture taken with my Nikon F 4 in 1989, scanned from a Kodak film negative in July 2011 with a Reflecta ProScan 7200

 

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There's over 100 waterfalls in the City of Hamilton, some of which are well known, particularly in local neighbourhoods. As recently as 1999, the city has also been nicknamed “The City of Waterfalls”.

 

Sherman Falls aka Fairy Falls, Angel Falls

 

Latitude: N 43° 14’ 18”

Longitude: W 79° 58’ 23”

Stream: Ancaster Creek

Height: 38’ 17m

Crest width: 23’ 7m

Elevation: 567’ 173m

Type: 2 sections: upper: 35’ irregular curtain onto a ledge; lower: 21’ curtain

 

How to get there:

 

To reach Sherman Falls by car, take the Rousseau exit from the 403, and follow Rousseau to Wilson Street. Turn right onto Wilson. At the first set of lights, turn left on Montgomery Drive, then right onto Old Dundas Road. You will come to a three way intersection where Old Dundas Road intersects with Lions Club Road. Sherman Falls is located in the woods on the left.

 

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“…once upon a time”, in 1989

Venezuela, Salto Angel, Angel Falls, with a height of almost 1000 mtr the world highest waterfall / Camaima

 

… it takes about 1 hour 30 minutes by plan from Caracas to the Canaima National Park,

...then 4 hours with a canoe on the river to a camp,

...from here 1 hour plus-plus working through the jungle & you reach the feet of the Angel Fall

...& of course the same time back but it is worth the trip.

 

The Angel Falls or Kerepakupai merú, which means "waterfall of the deepest place" in Pemon language, or Parakupa-vena, which means "the fall from the highest point" in Spanish it’s Salto Ángel, are located in the Guayana highlands. It plunges off the edge of a "Tepuy", or table-top mountain & free falls 979 m to the river below, with one single plunge of 807 m, making it the tallest waterfalls on earth & in total the Angel Fall is 15 times higher than the Niagara Falls

 

The falls are named after Jimmy Angel, an adventurous bush pilot from Missouri J. Angel first saw the falls in 1933 with McCracken while searching for a legendary Gold Ore.

 

He returned again in 1937 with his wife, Gustavo Henry & Henry's gardener, they landed on top of the "Tepuy". Jimmy's Flamingo monoplane settled down with a crash into the marshy ground on top of the “Auyantepuy” & remained there for 33 years before being lifted out by a helicopter.

 

Jimmy Angel & his three companions managed to descend the tepuy & made their way back to civilization in 11 days.

 

Some historians state that the first European to visit the waterfall was Fernando de Berrío, a Spanish explorer & governor from the 16th & 17th centuries. Later on, they were indeed spotted in 1912 by the Venezuelan explorer Ernesto Sánchez La Cruz, but he did not publicize his discovery.

 

.......picture taken with my Nikon F 4 in 1989, scanned from a Kodak film negative in July 2011 with a Reflecta ProScan 7200

  

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Our water taxi when we stayed on the island in Canaima Lagoon.

 

That may sound all exotic and stuff, but this is the same island where we were allowed 3 hours of electricity per day. It was pretty rustic.

This river is a rich brown and gold color due to decomposing leaves in the river as it winds through the jungles of Canaima.

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My wife stands in front of Angel Falls (downstream from Carpenter's Falls) in the Bear Swamp Creek ravine.

This is the shot I love the most.

I visited Venezuela in 1996 and then I visited other nice places, but in no other place I remained speechless like here.

I spent 30' just staring at it.

 

Salto Angel is the world's highest waterfall, with a height of 979 m and a clear drop of 807 m . It is located in the Canaima National Park (in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela).

  

After hours sailing against the current by canoe with engine ("Curiaras"), we were soaked after a continuous rain and very tired. However, at the end we could get a first impression of this visual spectacle: Angel Falls.

Después de horas navegando contra la corriente en una canoa con motor ("Curiaras") quedamos empapados tras una lluvia continua y muy cansados. Sin embargo, al final podríamos tener una primera impresión de este espectáculo visual: El Salto Angel.

 

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My grandson is doing a school project on the Angel Falls. I was looking through some of our old photos from our visit there and scanned this one, before making it into a poster.

We flew round the Angel Falls in 1991 on the day of our 25th wedding anniversary. This is one of the photos taken from the light aircraft we were in.

This is the main transportation around the waterways of Canaima, Venezuela. All of them leak like crazy, with someone constantly bailing.

 

Explored - peaked at #36

India, Mumbai, White Lotus.

 

For the Buddhists, Lotus symbolizes the most exalted state of man, his head held high, pure & undefiled in the sun, his feet rooted in the world of experience.

 

The lotus is one of Buddhism's best-recognized motifs & appears in all kinds of Buddhist art across all Buddhist cultures. Scrolling lotuses often embellish Buddhist textiles, ceramics & architecture.

 

Important Buddhist deities are associated in some manner with the lotus, seated upon either a lotus in full bloom or holding one in their hands. In some images of standing Buddhas rests each foot on a separate lotus.

The lotus does not grow in Tibet & so Tibetan art has only stylized versions of it, yet it appears frequently with Tibetan deities & among the Eight Auspicious Symbols.

 

The colour of the lotus has an important bearing on the symbolism associated with it;

 

White Lotus characterises the state of spiritual perfection & total mental purity.

 

Pink Lotus, the supreme lotus, generally reserved for the highest deity. Thus, naturally it is associated with the Great Buddha himself.

 

Red Lotus signifies the original nature purity of the heart. It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion all other qualities of the heart.

 

Blue Lotus is a symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses & signifies the wisdom of knowledge.

 

Lotus is also an extreme resourceful plant, the flower, besides religious importance in Asia, adds to a beautiful decoration, the seeds & the stalks find use mainly in Asian cuisine & the leaves helps science for studies to produce water or dust resistant material.

 

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From the Archive ~ been busy lately, so no new photos...

 

Angel Falls, in the Valley of the Waters, near the town of Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains, NSW

Camino a través de la selva para llegar al Salto del Angel.

Trail throughout the Jungle to arrive to Angel Falls.

 

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Alicia and I spent the first day of our New England waterfall adventure in Maine.

 

Our guidebook and some internet sites said that this was an "easy" or "moderately easy" hike.

 

Well let me just tell you that at the water level we experienced, it is a moderately Hard hike. We had to cross the stream 4 times to get to this point and there was lots of rock scrambling to get here. With my hiking boots I made it without getting wet, but Alicia decided to brave it with sneakers and was forced to get into the creek for the crossings.

 

This was an amazing site, and well worth the hike.

Canaima Lagoon waterfalls following an overnight downpour.

 

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Ahh, supposedly the highest single drop waterfall in the State of Maine. It was drizzly that day, but still an amazing spectacle.

 

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Explore, June 20th 2008.

During my recent holiday on the Island Of Margarita, I was lucky enough to go on a two day visit to to Venezuelan mainland, without doubt, the highlight of the holiday was a flyby of the Angel Falls in a 12 seater aircraft.

 

Angel Falls (indigenous name: Kerepakupai merú) is the world's highest free-falling waterfall at 979 m (3,212 ft), with a clear drop of 807 m (2,468 ft). It is located in the Canaima National Park, in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela. The height of the falls is so great that before getting anywhere near the ground, the water is buffeted by the strong winds and turned into mist.

 

The base of the falls feeds into the Kerep river (alternately known as the Rio Gauya) which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River. In the indigenous Pemon language Angel Falls is called Kerepakupai merú meaning "waterfall of the deepest place".

 

The falls were sighted in 1912 by the Venezuelan explorer Ernesto Sanchez La Cruz, but he did not publicize his discovery. They were not known to the outside world until the American aviator James "Jimmie" Angel flew over them on 16 November 1933 on a flight while he was searching for a valuable ore bed.

 

Returning on 9 October 1937, Angel tried to land his Flamingo monoplane "El Rio Caroni" atop Auyan-tepui but the plane was damaged when the wheels sunk into the marshy ground and he and his three companions, including his wife Marie, were forced to descend the tepui on foot. It took them 11 days to make their way back to civilization but news of their adventure spread and the waterfall was named "Angel Falls" in his honour.

Canaima, Venezuela

India, Mumbai, Red Lotus.

 

For the Buddhists, Lotus symbolizes the most exalted state of man, his head held high, pure & undefiled in the sun, his feet rooted in the world of experience.

 

The lotus is one of Buddhism's best-recognized motifs & appears in all kinds of Buddhist art across all Buddhist cultures. Scrolling lotuses often embellish Buddhist textiles, ceramics & architecture.

 

Important Buddhist deities are associated in some manner with the lotus, seated upon either a lotus in full bloom or holding one in their hands. In some images of standing Buddhas rests each foot on a separate lotus.

The lotus does not grow in Tibet & so Tibetan art has only stylized versions of it, yet it appears frequently with Tibetan deities & among the Eight Auspicious Symbols.

 

The colour of the lotus has an important bearing on the symbolism associated with it;

 

White Lotus characterises the state of spiritual perfection & total mental purity.

 

Pink Lotus, the supreme lotus, generally reserved for the highest deity. Thus, naturally it is associated with the Great Buddha himself.

 

Red Lotus signifies the original nature purity of the heart. It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion all other qualities of the heart.

 

Blue Lotus is a symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses & signifies the wisdom of knowledge.

 

Lotus is also an extreme resourceful plant, the flower, besides religious importance in Asia, adds to a beautiful decoration, the seeds & the stalks find use mainly in Asian cuisine & the leaves helps science for studies to produce water or dust resistant material.

 

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...Danke, Xièxie 谢谢, Thanks, Gracias, Merci, Grazie, Obrigado, Arigatô, Dhanyavad, Chokrane to you & over

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If a Murphy falls from grace does anyone hear. Okay so I robbed the wings off a Swan, is it a crime? Most likely yes. Inspired by the Angelfall books by Susan Ee.

“…once upon a time” in 1989,

Venezuela, Salto Angel, Angel Falls, with a height of almost 1000 mtr the world highest waterfall / Camaima

 

… it takes about 1 hour 30 minutes by plan from Caracas to the Canaima National Park,

...then 4 hours with a canoe on the river to a camp,

...from here 1 hour plus-plus working through the jungle & you reach the feet of the Angel Fall

...& of course the same time back but it is worth the trip.

 

The Angel Falls or Kerepakupai merú, which means "waterfall of the deepest place" in Pemon language, or Parakupa-vena, which means "the fall from the highest point" in Spanish it’s Salto Ángel, are located in the Guayana highlands. It plunges off the edge of a "Tepuy", or table-top mountain & free falls 979 m to the river below, with one single plunge of 807 m, making it the tallest waterfalls on earth & in total the Angel Fall is 15 times higher than the Niagara Falls

 

The falls are named after Jimmy Angel, an adventurous bush pilot from Missouri J. Angel first saw the falls in 1933 with McCracken while searching for a legendary Gold Ore.

 

He returned again in 1937 with his wife, Gustavo Henry & Henry's gardener, they landed on top of the "Tepuy". Jimmy's Flamingo monoplane settled down with a crash into the marshy ground on top of the “Auyantepuy” & remained there for 33 years before being lifted out by a helicopter.

 

Jimmy Angel & his three companions managed to descend the tepuy & made their way back to civilization in 11 days.

 

Some historians state that the first European to visit the waterfall was Fernando de Berrío, a Spanish explorer & governor from the 16th & 17th centuries. Later on, they were indeed spotted in 1912 by the Venezuelan explorer Ernesto Sánchez La Cruz, but he did not publicize his discovery.

 

.......picture taken with my Nikon F 4 in 1989, scanned from a Kodak film negative in July 2011 with a Reflecta ProScan 7200

 

:point_right: One World one Dream,

...Danke, Xièxie 谢谢, Thanks, Gracias, Merci, Grazie, Obrigado, Arigatô, Dhanyavad, Chokrane to you & over

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Underwater portrait of a woman Image by Seadance Photography via 500px ift.tt/SdMx8u

Underwater portrait of a woman Image by Seadance Photography via 500px ift.tt/SdMx8u

 

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Exposure: 0.8 sec at f/16, ISO 50

Lens: 21 mm

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