The spectacular Itaimbezinho Canyon in Brazil

The Itaimbezinho Canyon is a spectacular canyon in South Brazil. The canyon is about 5.8 kilometers in length and in some points it can be as deep as 720 meters. It's composed of steep rocky cliffs located on the Southern plateau between the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

The Southern plateau is a basaltic structure formed by volcanic rocks. These rocks eroded due to exogenous fluvial action and formed the canyon around 150 million years ago, when the continent of South America split away from Africa.

The canyon is the main natural attraction of the Aparados da Serra National Park. It's located near the municipality of Cambara do Sul.

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