KAIETEUR FALLS 2013

@ Kaieteur National Park, Potaro-Siparuni Region, Guyana

 

Four times higher than Niagara Falls, the 822 ft Mighty Kaieteur is one of the world's most spectacular falls.

 

 

 

 

 

Just landed. Me and the little twin prop that brought my group to the Kaieteur plateau.

 

Each group was given the choice of four different vantage points. Being all hardy folk, we chose to trek to all.

 

Photo by R. A. Mendonca.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, that's me under the umbrella, admiring the great Kaieteur from a most treacherous vantage point. If I were a bird, this is where I would make my nest. Rains a lot here, though.

Photo by R. A. Mendonca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm still there, but can you see me now? A tiny gnat in the grand scheme of things? This photo puts things in perspective, don't you think? It's a good ego reducer. Yes, we can be fooled into thinking we can conquer nature, but the reality is, we need Mother Earth; Mother Earth doesn't need us to carry on!

Photo by R. A. Mendonca.

 

 

 

 

 

WOW!! more than 30,000 gals of water shooting over that cliff every second. Boggles the mind.

 

Only disappointment: we didn't see the tiny golden frogs which live in the bromeliad plant - wrong time of day. But we did catch a glimpse of the elusive, and very unusual looking, orange crested Cock-of-the-Rock bird!!

 

Photo by R. A. Mendonca.

 

 

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