Sunday, May 1, 2011

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

The 2,700-meter Iguaçu Falls are located in Iguaçu National Park on the border between Brazil and Argentina, dividing the Iguaçu River into its upper and lower portions. It was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1986.




The park is home to a multitude of animal and plant species, including giant otter, ocelot, American tapir, and capybara. Capybara are true R.O.U.S. However, there is no recorded Fire Swamp in the park.

Gratuitous capybara picture:

This stamp was issued in 2008 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Portuguese royal family to the shores of Brazil. Apparently there was a feast...?

This polar bear comes from a set of two on Protection of the Poles and Glaciers, issued in March 2009.

Two stamps from the series Professions, manicurist and seamstress, issed 2006 and 2005, respectively.

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