Stepping up to the brink of a downward zig-zagging path, your eyes meet a far off, distant wall of water. Endless stripes and streams of white team down amidst carpets of Brazilian green. You cannot grasp the scale of this natural wonder: its vastness, the amount of water it gargles and consumes, the distance over which it stretches. It is too big to fully appreciate.
Butterflies hover playfully about your hands and feet, landing momentarily on your fingers and hair. Friends grapple for their cameras, fumbling with switches, as wings beat too quick for the focus. Minutes pass as you steal mere blurs with the lens until finally – finally! – you capture solid colours of brown, white, orange, black, red and blue.