'Megafalls of Iguaçu'
(DVD / G / 2016 / PBS)
Overview: Iguaçu is the greatest waterfall in the world. Five times the size of Niagara, these awesome waterfalls are also home to one of the richest habitats on Earth: 2000 species of plants, 450 species of birds, 50 different mammals and more reptiles and insects than anyone has been able to count. This stunning film charts the daily lives of the animals and follows the rangers who risk their lives to guard them.
DVD Verdict: Deep in the heart of South America, where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay collide, lies one of the most spectacular geographical secrets of the natural world, a place forged from the explosive clashing of the earth's tectonic plates. Over three miles long and 300 feet high, Iguaçu is the greatest waterfall on earth. Five times the size of Niagara, some 2000 tons of water pour over its 300 cascades each second.
Personally, whenever I come across images of places like Iguaçu Falls, my urge to drop everything and travel this beautiful planet overwhelms my senses. There is so much to experience in this world, it’s a little saddening to know how many people never get to explore the world beyond their immediate surroundings. The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles) of the Iguaçu River.
These awesome falls are also home to one of the richest habitats on earth: 2000 species of plants, 450 species of birds, 50 different mammals and more reptiles and insects than anyone has been able to count. This visually stunning HD documentary charts the dramas and intimacies of daily life for those animals adaptable enough to make Iguaçu their home and follows the rangers who risk their lives to guard the animals from the poacher's guns. It's an intimate portrait of a natural mega structure, as never seen before. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.