Niagara Falls – Cave of the Winds (Pictures)

The experience of being closest to the Niagara Falls can be had from the “Cave of the Winds”. The beauty of the falls as well as the sheer power overwhelms even the most prosaic of cynics. The spray of water is so intense that it is difficult to stand close to it for a long time. And though you have water proof ponchos and footwear you will get wet – at least partially. But it is one great experience.  Some snapshots are given below.

Check out the rainbow in this –
Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, New York

There is a network of walkways and stairs which take you to the platform closest to the Falls.

Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, New York

Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, New York

Aaa…the falls, the rainbow, the mist, the rocks, the sound…

Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, New York

The Rainbow Bridge and the Observation Tower, Niagara, in the background.

Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, New York

The end of the Rainbow?

Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, New York

I think these are Filamentous Algae –

Filamentous Algae, Niagara falls

The leftmost is the American Falls, the middle piece of land is Luna Island and the smaller falls on the right is the Bridal Veil Falls. The extreme right piece of land is the Goat Island. After a ariel view, a view from the nether world!

Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, New York

Water Falls and Rainbow –

Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, New York

More Water Falls…

Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, New York

One bonus of the tour is the up close encounter with Seagulls. If you love birds, this is a great opportunity to observe them. They nest on the rocks right beneath the wooden walkways. A lot of them are with chicks, like this one below –

Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, New York

And many are busy like this fellow here. Note the bird next to the seagull couple –

Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, New York. Seagulls.

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