Within this scene is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. On the border between Brazil and Argentina on the Iguazú River, 275 falls collectively make up Iguazú Falls. “Devil’s Throat” is the tallest at 80 meters.
Landsat’s 30-meter resolution doesn’t reveal the falls in great detail. But in the 2011 image, a blue-white line at the location of the falls points down toward the southeast. This line is the foamy water crashing over the Devil’s Throat portion of the falls.
A runway is visible southwest of the falls. This is Cataratas Airport, which serves the city of Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, and provides access for tourists to visit the falls.
Iguazú Falls was named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011.