Monday, July 8, 2013

Salto del Angel: water falls from the sky

Since ancient times, man was fascinated by waterfalls, and its power is relentless, rainbows forming in its path or generally wonderful place is immersed. Among them are American whole hops called Iguazu Falls, the natural beauty mixed with civilization in Niagara Falls and of course, the highest in the world: "Salto del Angel"
Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world, with a height of 979 m (807 m of uninterrupted fall) generated from the Auyantepui. It is located in the Canaima National Park in Bolivar State, Venezuela.
This nature reserve, established as a national park on June 12, 1962 and declared a World Heritage Site by
UNESCO in 1994, covers an area of ​​30,000 km ² to the borders with Guyana and Brazil and its size is one of the most extensive in the world. The name that is known internationally, Salto Angel, was suggested by a Venezuelan in honor of aviator Jimmy Angel, who in 1937 more formally confirmed the existence and exact location of the crash to fly over in an airplane and later settle at the top, giving it just global impact. In the XXI century, was one of 28 finalists in the election of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Angel Falls is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Venezuela, but even today, a trip to the falls is not a
simple matter, because the area is isolated by thick jungle, and make navigation dangerous tepuyes air. You can reach the region by a plane flight from Caracas or Ciudad Bolivar to reach Canaima camp. Other tourists prefer to reach the falls by more natural means, crossing the jungle waterways to reach the base of the jump.
It was inspired by many Hollywood movies: much of the landscape of the fictional moon "Pandora" in the science fiction movie of 2009 James Cameron's Avatar (awarded with several Oscar), were inspired by Angel Falls, the Auyantepui and in the Canaima National Park landscapes in general. Similarly, in the 1998 movie Beyond the dreams starring Robin Williams, Angel Falls is explicitly mentioned and displayed it as a unique and spectacular, almost fantasy.

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