June 2, 2013

Swifts, Iguazu Falls

Photograph by Francesco Filippo Pellegrini

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This picture was taken at the majestic Iguazu Falls. The flight of this flock of swifts across the huge waterfalls portrays the sense of freedom and wildness that belongs to this fantastic world wonder.

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46 comments
Ary Lay
Ary Lay

amazing pict...love it

Ashton W.
Ashton W.

this looks like some kind of painting or special effects Francesco Filippo Pellegrini did a fine piece of art indeed.

Shannon T
Shannon T

My God this is a beautiful shot. The fact that you can't see the falls clearly makes it look like a fantasy world from a sci-fi movie or something. The birds are excellent and make it so much cooler. It's kind of like a painting as well. Thank you Francesco.

sreenath sha
sreenath sha

Swifts got nicely blended with the white background .Beautiful !

Giampiero Torello
Giampiero Torello

Fantastic photo, looks like a painting, it reminds me of some landscape paintings like Turner's

Tim Masson
Tim Masson

Wow! Not often I comment on this site, but wow! Really, the light, depth, dynamism, and the atmosphere of the shot make a tremendous impact. Francesco, a small medal for you from me.

Sravan Kumar
Sravan Kumar

Superb Boss ................absolutely superb.......

Roiikka-Ta P Globetrotter
Roiikka-Ta P Globetrotter

this is my favorite picture that national geographic has ever had so far.. EVER.. oh my god..

Once again
Once again

Magical the sight of birds is great the falls appear like  clouds.super

Rok Dolnicar
Rok Dolnicar

Like the deep and dynamic light  ... fantastic capture of birds that add story to the image. Would like to see this sceene in persone. Wish you all a great sunday. My best from Slovenia, Rok Dolnicar - http://www.rok-dolnicar.blogspot.com/

Jane Duke
Jane Duke

What exactly does this look like to you?

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

I really like this one, I only wish I could see it blown up to say 4 feet x 4 feet or better.  I feel it would show just how grand this photo is. Nice work Francesco.

v. brar
v. brar

Excellent photography !!

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