National Geographic : 1926 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph from Theodore W. Noyes THE SMOKE AND THUNDER OF DEVIL'S THROAT CHASM: IGUAZU Down this deep, narrow canyon rushes the bulk of Iguazu's waters. From the Argentine side is seen San Martin Island to the right and Devil's Throat Rapids in the center. On the left is the precipitous bank of the Brazilian Iguazu, showing the Brazilian Falls, beginning with Floriano, largest of that group (left), and ending in the spray and mist of Union Fall, the greatest of Iguazu's cataracts, at the semicircular end of the chasm. I display two main falls and a hundred cataracts, each beautiful in itself and in its environment, each framed in a setting of green of tropic vegetation. "In Devil's Throat I suggest a section of Zambezi Canyon in narrowness and depth of chasm and in spray clouds. "In the vast semicircular sweep of the precipice over which San Martin falls, there is a suggestion in contour of Ni agara. "Thus I combine suggestions of the main visible characteristics of both Niag ara and Zambezi. "I excel them both in the spectacular use I make, for the pleasure of the artis tic eye, in diversity of form and alluring environment, of the volume of water en trusted to me for exploitation." Each great fall is, in its own way, a wonderful exhibit of power and beauty. Each richly rewards the observant and appreciative visitor, and each must be visited and enjoyed by every one who would miss no atom of the inspiring thrill which comes to the initiate from observa tion of the might and loveliness of Na ture's wonders.