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Victoria Falls

  1. 1. Victoria Falls
  2. 2. The famous Victoria Falls on theThe famous Victoria Falls on the Zambeze River. Located on the borderZambeze River. Located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, inbetween Zambia and Zimbabwe, in the Livingstone district of Zambia andthe Livingstone district of Zambia and the Hwange district of Zimbabwe.the Hwange district of Zimbabwe. They are 1.7 km wide and 108 metresThey are 1.7 km wide and 108 metres high, an extraordinary spectacle.Waterhigh, an extraordinary spectacle.Water dropping into a narrow and very deepdropping into a narrow and very deep abiss.abiss.
  3. 3. David Livingstone, visited the Falls inDavid Livingstone, visited the Falls in 1855 and named them in honourof Queen1855 and named them in honourof Queen Victoria. Locally they are still called “Mosi-Victoria. Locally they are still called “Mosi- oa-Tunya”, which means the smoke thatoa-Tunya”, which means the smoke that thunders.thunders. It is one of the greatest tourist atractionsIt is one of the greatest tourist atractions on the african continent.on the african continent. In 1989 UNESCO declared these falls aIn 1989 UNESCO declared these falls a Humanity Heritage Site, covering aHumanity Heritage Site, covering a protected area of 8,780 hectares.protected area of 8,780 hectares.
  4. 4. o A child on the edge of an abiss !!!A child on the edge of an abiss !!!
  5. 5. o This is called “The Devil's Pool”, a naturalThis is called “The Devil's Pool”, a natural swimming pool formed in the rocks just aboveswimming pool formed in the rocks just above the 108 metre high Victoria Falls!!!the 108 metre high Victoria Falls!!!
  6. 6. Challenging danger!Challenging danger!
  7. 7. The bravest ones stand on the veryThe bravest ones stand on the very edge to get theirphotos taken!edge to get theirphotos taken!
  8. 8. From Septemberto December, due to low waterlevels,From Septemberto December, due to low waterlevels, it is safe to swim on the edge of this waterfall.it is safe to swim on the edge of this waterfall.
  9. 9. Jumping into the pool!Jumping into the pool!
  10. 10. Unforgetable!!!!Unforgetable!!!!
  11. 11. Curiosity overcomes fear...Curiosity overcomes fear...
  12. 12. Daring!!!Daring!!!
  13. 13. Taking original photos!!Taking original photos!!
  14. 14. Such emotion...Such emotion...
  15. 15. And euphoria...And euphoria...
  16. 16. An adrenalin discharge and yell ofAn adrenalin discharge and yell of excitament at the edge of the abiss!!!excitament at the edge of the abiss!!!
  17. 17. Well? Did that excite you?Well? Did that excite you?
  18. 18. Produced by: Aura da Lua Press ESC to exit Translated from Portuguese by Alan H. Orr

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