The pursuit of great stories takes us around the globe, and we often seem to find ourselves, near some of the world's most breathtaking spots. That was the case for Scott Thuman on a recent assignment in South America.
About an hour's ride along the Paraguayan Brazilian border, a jaunt through some well preserved rain forecast, and a brief hike - revealed a sight, that frankly, words don't do justice. But the pictures sure help, so you just have to forgive all these selfie-taking tourists cramming themselves to the edge of a ledge. Because behind them, is one of the world's most photographed sites. Iguazu Falls.
Above the falls you can really take it all in, and where you might understand purportedly upon her visit here, Eleanor Roosevelt, said, poor Niagara. That's right, it in many ways dwarfs the impressive flows of New York's Niagara Falls. But to best experience the largest waterfall system in the world, is just to get wet.
Scott: It was not long ago, named one of the new, 7 natural wonders of the world competing with the likes of Amazon rain forest and the Grand Canyon. And we've been told, get ready for a good shower. Garganta del Diablo, our guide warns us, is the part appropriately named The Devil's throat. So it’s not hard to see why this has become a backdrop for not only a lot of stories but also for movies from Indiana Jones to Black Panther.
Scott: The difference between Iguazu Falls and others around the world is there are so many levels, you can see about 275 falls...within this park here, the tallest one here about a 270 foot drop, it’s tough to put into words, it’s just a fantastic sight seeing it all come down, it doesn’t look like anything natural. It looks like it was made by a hollywood studio.
Scott: Especially upon close inspection.
Nat: That’s what you would call frio & fuerte, it’s cold and it’s strong.
Scott: We told the driver uno mas, and it may have been a mistake it means 1 more, we’re going una mas vez.
Scott: I'm supposed to be the wordsmith but honestly my photographer Bryan Barr summed it up best. Scott: What’s it like to try and shoot a story out here?
Bryan: I need a waterproof camera and dry underwear.
Scott: Alright, now it’s become masochistic! I think the driver is really enjoying this. Scott: To be fair, we did too. This is, after all, one of those rare bucket list sights that doesn't just live up to the hype, it overwhelms it. For Full Measure, I'm Scott Thuman, at Iguazu Falls, Brazil.