Take a virtual tour of…
DRAGON FALLS, VENEZUELA
I’ve defined a “Geowonder” as a place on the Earth seems to have joined forces with nature and the skies to create a landform of such beauty as to take your breath away. Certainly the virtual tour of the Dragon Falls (Churun-Meru) Venezuela by Dmitry Moiseenko demonstrates the essence of a Geowonder and makes its accessible to the “armchair” traveler of today.
Dragon Falls is one of many near Angel Falls, all part of the intricate system of waterfalls that plunge from the flat-topped mountains called Tepuys or Tepuis: these rise a thousand meters from the Venezuelan jungle with extraordinary vertical cliffs. This waterfall has a plunge of about 300m, only about a third that of Angel Falls.
The Tepuys and their spectacular falls are found in Canaima National Park. The mountains themselves are sandstones from the world of Pangea.
Do take the virtual tour of the falls at http://www.airpano.ru/files/Angel/2-2
And the Canaima Park is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/701
And read Dmitry’s story of making this and other films in the vicinity of Angel Falls at: Dmitry Moiseenko @ AirPano.ru