Argentina's water bodies include many lakes, rivers, and lagoons. Most rivers that crisscross the country originate in the Andes range and eventually empty into the Atlantic Ocean. Gulfs and bays pocket the coasts, while lakes and lagoons dot the countryside and fill mountaintop craters.
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Bodies of Water
Angel Falls: Canaima National Park (Venezuela) The Editor Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:25
Angel Falls, the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world, is located in the Canaima National Park in southeastern Venezuela along the border between Guyana and Brazil. Partially covered by table mountain formations, the sheer cliffs and waterfalls form a spectacular landscape.
The Beni River flows north through Bolivia after rising in the Andean slopes of the Cordillera Real. The Mamoré River is formed by numerous headwaters that drain the Llanos de Moxos. The two rivers form the Madeira River on the border with Brazil.
The Caquetá River, as it is known in Colombia, or the Japurá, as it is known in Brazil, is a tributary of the Amazon River. About two-thirds of the tributary is in Colombia, and the other one-third is in Brazil. The Caquetá-Japurá Basin is the ninth-largest tributary basin in the Amazon.
Caracol State Park, located in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, boasts the stunning Caracol Falls - a popular tourist destination. The waterfall is between the Brazilian Highlands' pine forest zone and the southern coastal Atlantic Forest and comprises two cascades.
The Cauca River rises in southwestern Colombia and flows northward through the spectacular Cauca Canyon between the Occidental and Central Cordilleras of the Colombian Andes until it joins the Magdalena River before emptying into the Caribbean Sea.
The Essequibo River is Guyana's longest and widest river. The river flows north through forest and savanna, including one of the world's most extensive continuous tracts of relatively pristine lowland tropical rainforest, before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean.
Étang Saumâtre, also known as Lake Azuéi, is the largest lake in Haiti and the second largest in Hispaniola, after Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic. The brackish lake is an intense shade of blue and is skirted by brush and cacti. It lies within the fertile, low-lying Cul-de-Sac Plain.
Golfo Dulce lies between the Osa Peninsula and the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Coronado Bay lies to the northwest. The peninsula contains a complex of national parks and protects one of Central America's most significant stands of the virgin rainforest.
Guanabara Bay is a picturesque bay of the Atlantic Ocean, located in southeast Brazil, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. On its western shore lies the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Duque de Caxias, and on its eastern coast, the towns of Niterói and São Gonçalo. More than 130 islands dot the bay.
The Iguaçu National Park in Paraná State, Brazil, shares with Iguazú National Park in Argentina, one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls. Clouds of spray soak the surrounding area, and islands in the river are consequently covered by luxuriant vegetation.