5.4K UltraHD aerial footage of my drone flights at the Angel Falls in Canaima National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site in Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State in Venezuela). Filmed in 2022.
Video timeline: ▶️ Drone – Angel Falls 2022 0:00 ▶️ Salto Angel 1:15 ▶️ Canaima National Park Venezuela 2:30
Angel Falls, Spanish Salto Ángel, also called Salto Churún Merú, waterfall in the Guiana Highlands in Bolívar state, southeastern Venezuela, on the Churún River, a tributary of the Caroní, 160 miles (260 km) southeast of Ciudad Bolívar. The highest waterfall in the world, the cataract drops 3,212 feet (979 metres) and is 500 feet (150 metres) wide at the base. It leaps from a flat-topped plateau, Auyán-Tepuí (“Devils Mountain”), barely making contact with the sheer face. The falls are located in Canaima National Park, and, because of the dense jungle surrounding the falls, they are best seen from the air.
The falls, first sighted by outsiders in the 1930s, were named for James Angel, an American adventurer who crash-landed his plane on a nearby mesa in 1937. In late 2009 Venezuelan Pres. Hugo Chávez declared that the falls should be referred to as Kerepakupai Merú, an indigenous name.
Latin America’s largest nation is facing its most important election in decades as Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva square off amid deep political and cultural polarisation. FT Brazil bureau chief Bryan Harris travels the nation to look at the enormous economic and social challenges facing the next president. He meets wealthy farmers, truckers, evangelicals and those facing food insecurity. Read more at https://on.ft.com/3Cjrg5T
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Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America’s western edge, with more than 6,000km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains.
Salvador, the capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, is known for its Portuguese colonial architecture, Afro-Brazilian culture and a tropical coastline. The Pelourinho neighborhood is its historic heart, with cobblestone alleys opening onto large squares, colorful buildings and baroque churches such as São Francisco, featuring gilt woodwork.
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Medellín is the capital of Colombia’s mountainous Antioquia province. Nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring” for its temperate weather, it hosts a famous annual Flower Festival. Modern metrocables link the city to surrounding barrios and offer views of the Aburrá Valley below. Sculptures by Fernando Botero decorate downtown’s Botero Plaza, while the Museo de Antioquia displays more of the Colombian artist’s work.
Incredible food, amazing art, friendly people all nestled in a breathtaking landscape. Medellin was my first visit to South America, believe it or not and I was captivated by everything it and Colombia has to offer. We were joined by Medellin and Colombia food experts and enthusiast Gaston from Palenque tours to experience some of the lesser known Colombian food. Spoiler alert: it was all absolutely delicious. https://palenque-tours-colombia.com/
Bernardo Bustamante Arquitectos realizes this ‘Casa San Pablo del Lago’ SPL house as a retreat to inspire a connection with the landscape of Ecuador. Emerging from the slopes of San Pablo Lake, the dwelling overlooks the community of Pijal — a place populated primarily by indigenous Otavaleña people. From its sloping site, the mountains and volcanoes which make up the North Ecuadorian Andes stand in full view, creating a grand frame around the scenic lake below.
Located in the Santana do Riacho district, in the Serra do Cipó region , Lapinha da Serra is the perfect destination for lovers of nature, gastronomic tourism, adventure sports and those looking for peace, rest and energy. The region is surrounded by beautiful waterfalls, true postcards, has a wide variety of lodging facilities, excellent restaurants and a great calendar of events.
The concept of travel has changed a lot in recent years and we believe that post-pandemic tourism will be different as well. As we’ve already talked about here, the idea is to forget about “seeing as much as possible” and thinking about “living as much as possible”. It’s about slowing down, taking the time to see, experience and, above all, connect – it’s a total immersion in a new place or culture, connecting to yourself and your surroundings and encouraging a more meaningful travel experience.
In June of 2021 we went to Lapinha da Serra, a community located in Serra do Cipó, 136 km from Belo Horizonte. We recorded wonderful images and had unique experiences. This is a film about experiences and connections. The focus is on the journey itself – be present and enjoy each moment.
Creative Production by: Fernanda Brandão; Kulturiz Cinematography by: Fernanda Brandão and Jean Carlos Editing by: Fernanda Brandão Special Thanks: Lapinha Adventure and Casa Pedra Aroeira Soundtrack: Zaka – Jaja
In the Denver Art Museum’s Art of the Ancient Americas galleries, we worked with Mexico City-based animators Hola Combo to create animations to help tell the origin stories that explain the relationship between ancient American communities and the their environment. For the Andes, we chose a story that loosely relates to the works on display. “The Legend of Ñaymlap” is an ancient story from Peru’s northern coastal communities and supposedly records the origins of the Sicán or Lambayeque dynasty (about 750–1375 CE). Within this origin story, there is a moral about the relationship between the deities and the land. As the ruler turns away from the deities, rain and floods devastate the land, starving the community.
Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.