Thursday, May 30, 2013

105 World’s Most Amazing And Famous Waterfalls

A waterfall is a place where flowing water rapidly drops in elevation as it flows over a steep region or a cliff. The world has many waterfalls. Here you can see the most beautiful and most amazing waterfalls around the world.

Alamere Falls, California, USA

Alamere Falls, California, USA
Alamere Falls, California, USA (photo source)
This 40 ft tall amazing fall is located in cliff dropping into the ocean in Pt. Reyes National Seashore, north of San Francisco, California in the US. Waterfalls that drop into the ocean are very rare and this waterfall drops directly into the Pacific Ocean.

Alfred Creek Falls, British Columbia, Canada

Alfred Creek Falls British Columbia, Canada
Alfred Creek Falls, British Columbia, Canada (photo source)
Alfred Creek, at one time known as Glacier Creek, is a creek flowing off the east flank of Mount Alfred, southeast into the lower reaches of the Skwawka River near its mouth into the head of Jervis Inlet, which is on the South Coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is the location of the unofficially-named Alfred Creek Falls, which cascades 700 meters (2,297 ft) down a sheer rock wall onto an alluvial fan and is one of North America’s highest waterfalls.

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela
Angel Falls, Venezuela (photo source)
Angel Falls, also known as Salto Angel (in Spanish) or Kerepakupai meru (in Pemon) which means ‘waterfall of the deepest place’. The waterfall is located in South America in the Canaima National Park, in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela. It was discovered in 1933 by an American adventurer James Angel and to honor him this waterfall is named after his name. The waterfall is world’s highest waterfall and is about 3212 feet (979 meters) high with a single longest drop of 2648 feet (807 meters) and has 47 numbers of drops in all. Angel Falls drops from a tabletop mountain (tepuy) deep in a Venezuelan equatorial rainforest, and it is widely acknowledged as the tallest permanent waterfall in the world.

Augrabies Falls, South Africa

Augrabies Falls, South Africa
Augrabies Falls, South Africa (photo source)
The Augrabies Falls is a waterfall on the Orange River, South Africa, within the Augrabies Falls National Park. The falls are around 60m in height. The original Khoikhoi residents named the waterfall Ankoerebis, ‘place of big noises’, from which the Trek Boers, who settled here later on, derived the name Augrabies. The gorge at the Augrabies Falls is 240 m deep and 18 km long, and is an impressive example of granite erosion.

Baatara gorge waterfall, Lebanon

Baatara gorge waterfall, Lebanon
Baatara gorge waterfall, Lebanon (photo source)
 Baatara gorge waterfall (Balaa gorge waterfall) is a waterfall in the Tannourine, Lebanon.
The waterfall descends the Baatara Pothole, located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail. Discovered in 1952, the waterfall drops 255 m into a cave of jurassic limestone. The waterfall and accompanying sinkhole were fully mapped in the 1980s by the Speleo club du liban. The cave is also known as the “Cave of the Three Bridges.” During the spring snow melt, a 90-100 meter cascade falls behind the three bridges and then down into the 250 meter chasm.

Barehipani Falls, India

Barehipani Falls, India
Barehipani Falls, India (photo source)
The Barehipani Falls is located in the core area of Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Orissa. It is the 2nd highest waterfall in India. The waterfall is situated on the Budhabalanga River flowing over the Meghasan mountain. The Joranda Falls is located nearby. The Barehipani Falls has a total height of 399 metres (1,309 ft). It is tiered waterfall with two drops. The tallest single drop is 259 metres (850 ft).

Barron Falls, Australia

Barron Falls, Australia
Barron Falls, Australia (photo source)
Barron Falls is where the Barron River makes its descent from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns coastal plain, in Queensland, Australia. Protected within the Barron Gorge National Park, the volume of water seen in the photo only occurs after substantial rainfall during the wet season. For much of the rest of the year, little more than a trickle is evident, due in part to the presence of a weir behind the head of the falls that exists to supply the Barron Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station located downstream in the gorge proper.

Basaseachic Falls Mexico, Cascada de Basaseachic, Mexico

Basaseachic Falls Mexico, Cascada de Basaseachic, Mexico
Basaseachic Falls Mexico, Cascada de Basaseachic, Mexico (photo source)
Basaseachic Falls (Cascada de Basaseachic) on the Basaseachic River is the second-highest waterfall in Mexico, located in the Parque Nacional Basaseachic at Cañon Basaseachic in the Copper Canyon region of northwest Mexico, near Creel, Chihuahua. They are 246 meters (807 ft) tall, second in Mexico only to the Cascada de Piedra Volada (Flying Stone Fall).

Beaver Chief Falls, Montana, USA

Beaver Chief Falls Montana
Beaver Chief Falls, Montana, USA (photo source)
Total Height: 1291 feet 393 meters, tallest Single Drop: 517 feet 158 meters
This one of the tallest waterfall in Montana’s Glacier National Park, Lake Ellen Wilson, USA. The falls are also known as Diamond Falls because as the water falls, it splits into two channels, then converges before it reaches the floor of the valley, forming a jagged diamond shape in the cliff. Prior to 1939, the NPS referred to the falls as Lincoln Falls.

Blanche, Cascade, Reunion

Blanche, Cascade, Reunion
Blanche, Cascade, Reunion (photo source)
This is one of the most famous waterfalls on Reunion Island. The falls drop down the side of the Bras de Caverne River valley in four steps with the first drop being 400 meters. Some estimate the falls at 2100 feet tall, but there are a few blurbs circling the internet that indicate the falls may actually be in the range of 800 meters. The falls seem to be on a relatively small drainage, but during the wet season, they are quite impressive, and can be quite powerful.

Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia

Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia
Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia (photo source)
The Blue Nile Falls are a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. They are known as Tis Issat in Amharic, when translated, means ‘smoking water’ They are situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 kilometers downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. The falls are considered one of Ethiopia’s best known tourist attractions. The Blue Nile Falls are estimated to be between 37 and 45 meters high, consisting of four streams that originally varied from a trickle in the dry season to over 400 meters wide in the rainy season.

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, USA

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, USA
Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, USA (photo source)
Bridalveil Fall is one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California, seen yearly by millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park. Bridalveil Fall is 188 metres (617 ft) and flows year round. The glaciers that carved Yosemite Valley left many hanging valleys which spawned the waterfalls that pour into the valley. During lesser water flow, the falls often don’t reach the ground. Because of this, the Ahwahneechee Native Americans called this waterfall Pohono, which means Spirit of the Puffing Wind.

Burney Falls, California, USA

Burney Falls, California, USA
Burney Falls, California, USA (photo source)
Burney Falls is a waterfall on Burney Creek, in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Shasta County, California. The water comes from underground springs above and at the falls, which are 129 feet high, and provides an almost constant flow rate of 100 million US gallons per day (4 m³/s), even during the dry summer months. The falls were called ‘the Eighth Wonder of the World’ by President Theodore Roosevelt, and were declared a National Natural Landmark in December 1984.

Cascata delle Marmore, Italy

Cascata delle Marmore, Italy
Cascata delle Marmore, Italy (photo source)
The Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore’s Falls) is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 165 m (541 feet), making it one of the tallest in Europe and the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. Of its 3 sections, the top one is the tallest, at 83 m (272 feet). It is located 7.7 km from Terni, a provincial capital of the Italian region of Umbria. Its source is a portion of the waters of the river Velino (the rest of the river flows into a hydroelectric power plant), after flowing through Piediluco lake near the community of Marmore. It pours into the valley below formed by the river Nera. Its flow is turned on and off according to a published schedule, to satisfy the needs of tourists and the power company alike. Tourists try to be there the moment the gates are opened to see the powerful rush of water.

Comet Falls, Washington, USA

Comet Falls, Washington, USA
Comet Falls, Washington, USA (photo source)
Comet Falls is a tall waterfall located on Van Trump Creek in Pierce County, Washington. The falls are thought to be the best in the Mount Rainier region. At first glance the falls drop about 300 feet (91 m) out of a hanging valley in one lofty plunge. The height of the plunge is actually 320 feet (98 m). The falls are more than that though, as there are two obvious smaller tiers below the main drop as well as one just visible above the main drop. The bottom two drops are 40 and 20 feet (6.1 m) high while the height of the upper drop is not known. In any case, assuming the upper drop is at least 20 feet (6.1 m) high, the falls are likely around 400 feet (120 m) high.

Cumberland Falls, Kentucky, USA

Cumberland Falls, Kentucky, USA
Cumberland Falls, Kentucky, USA (photo source)
Cumberland Falls, sometimes called the Little Niagara, the Niagara of the South, or the Great Falls, is a large waterfall on the Cumberland River in southeastern Kentucky. Spanning the river at the border of McCreary and Whitley counties, the waterfall is the central feature of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. On average the falls, which flow over a resistant sandstone bed, are 68 feet (21 m) high and 125 feet (38 m) wide, with an average water flow of 3,600 cubic feet per second (100 m³/s).

Cummins Falls, Tennessee, USA

Cummins Falls, Tennessee, USA
Cummins Falls, Tennessee, USA (photo source)
Cummins Falls is located on the Blackburn Fork Creek, Jackson County, Tennessee. Cummins Falls is the largest privately owned waterfall (swimming hole) in Tennessee. Grand at 75 feet tall, this waterfall is the eighth largest waterfall in TN in magnitude of water.

Cuquenan Falls Kukenan, Venezuela

Cuquenan Falls Kukenan, Venezuela
Cuquenan Falls Kukenan, Venezuela (photo source)
Cuquenan Falls (or Salto Kukenan, Kukenaam, or similar) is the second tallest major waterfall in Venezuela after Salto Angel. It is also the second tallest free-leaping waterfall in the world. Overall, it is usually cited as the 11th highest river in the world. The falls drop in a single leap around 2000 feet (670 m) and the final portion of the falls trickle down towards the base of the Kukenan Tepui.

Della Falls, Canada

Della Falls, Canada
Della Falls, Canada (photo source)
Della Falls is a waterfall in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. With the highest total vertical drop, measured at 440 metres (1443 ft), Della Falls is widely regarded as the tallest in Canada. Della Falls is located 60 km (37 mi) from the town of Port Alberni, British Columbia in Strathcona Provincial Park

Depot Creek Falls, Washington, USA

Depot Creek Falls, Washington, USA
Depot Creek Falls, Washington, USA (photo source)
Depot Creek Falls is a 967 foot (295 m) high waterfall in the North Cascades National Park, Whatcom County, Washington. The falls occur where Depot Creek drops over a headwall. The creek starts off by plunging 200 feet (61 m). After that is a long slide of 767 feet (234 m) to the bottom of the valley.

Detian – Banyue Falls, China / Vietnam

Detian – Banyue Falls, China / Vietnam
Detian – Banyue Falls, China / Vietnam (photo source)
Detian – Banyue Falls or Ban Gioc Falls, are 2 waterfalls on the Quy Xuan River straddling the Sino-Vietnamese border, located in the Karst hills of Daxing County in the Chongzuo prefecture of Guangxi Province, on the Chinese side, and in the district of Trung Khanh, Cao Bằng province on the Vietnamese side, 272 km north of Hanoi. The waterfall falls thirty meters. It is separated into three falls by rocks and trees, and the thundering effect of the water hitting the cliffs can be heard from afar.

Dettifoss, Iceland

Dettifoss, Iceland
Dettifoss, Iceland (photo source)
Dettifoss is a waterfall in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park of Northeast Iceland, not far from Mývatn. It is situated on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which flows from the Vatnajökull glacier and collects water from a large area in Northeast Iceland. The falls are 100 m wide and have a drop of 44 m down to the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. It is the largest waterfall in Europe in terms of volume discharge, having an average water flow of 200 m3/s. The waterfall can only be reached by a rough road. On the west bank there are no facilities and the view on the waterfall is somewhat hindered by the waterfall’s spray. On the east bank there is an information panel maintained by the staff of Vatnajökull National Park (Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður) and a maintained track to the best viewpoints.

Dudhsagar Falls, India

Dudhsagar Falls, India (photo source)
Dudhsagar Falls (literally meaning The Sea of Milk in marathi and konkani) is a tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the state of Goa, India, on Goa’s border with the state of Karnataka. It is 60 km from Panaji. The falls lie high up in the Mandovi River’s watershed and so are not particularly spectacular during the dry season. During the monsoon season however, the falls are transformed into one of the most powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India’s 5th tallest waterfall and is 227th in the world at 310 m.

Engstligen Falls, Switzerland

Engstligen Falls, Switzerland
Engstligen Falls, Switzerland (photo source)
The Engstligen falls near Adelboden in the Bernese Oberland are the second highest waterfalls in Switzerland. They are listed in the Swiss inventory of landscapes of national significance. The numerous mountain streams of Engstligenalp join together near its northern exit and fall in two steps over the rocks 600 m into the Engstligen valley where they become the official beginning of the Engstlige river. In winter, the Engstligen falls are a paradise for ice climbers.

Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand

Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand
Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand (photo source)
The Erawan Waterfalls, found just outside of Kanchanburi, Thailand aren’t the most dangerous or lively waterfalls on earth, but the seven layers of falls costing gently down slopes ranging from as high as 70 feet to as few as 10 feet in height creating a calming atmosphere like no other. The natural limestone deposits give the waters in the relaxing pools their sparkling blue colors.

Feather Falls, California, USA

Feather Falls, California, USA
Feather Falls, California, USA (photo source)
Feather Falls is one of the highest falls in the United States, a thrilling 640-foot drop. This falls is maybe the most beautiful in California outside the Yosemite. It is located at Feather Falls Scenic Area, Plumas National Forest, Butte County in Oroville.

Fulmer Falls, Pennsylvania, USA

Fulmer Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
Fulmer Falls, Pennsylvania, USA (photo source)
Fulmer Falls is the second waterfall located in the George W. Childs Recreation Site in Dingmans Ferry, Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The falls are downstream from Factory Falls and upstream from Deer Leap Falls on the Dingmans Creek. At 17 meters (55 ft), it is the largest of the three falls.

Gavarnie Falls, France

Gavarnie Falls, France
Gavarnie Falls, France (photo source)
The Gavarnie Falls, also known as Grande Cascade de Gavarnie, is a tiered waterfall and ranks with its overall drop of 422 m as the tallest waterfall in France. The falls are situated in Cirque de Gavarnie, a two hour walk from the village Gavarnie in the Hautes-Pyrénées.

Giessbach Waterfalls, Switzerland

Giessbach Waterfalls, Switzerland
Giessbach Waterfalls, Switzerland (photo source)
The Giessbach (663 m/ 2,175ft) can be reached by road or by boat to the Giessbach See landing-stage (15minutes from Brienz) and from there either on foot (20minutes) or by funicular (345 m/1,132ft). The best view of the Giessbach, which tumbles down from a height of 300 m/ 984ft, to the lake in a series of falls over successive ridges of rock on the beautifully wooded hillside, is to be had from the terrace in front of the Park Hotel. There are footpaths up both banks to the highest of the three bridges, under which the stream emerges from a narrow gorge and plunges into a rock basin 60 m/197ft deep.

Cascade du Gietro, Switzerland

Cascade du Gietro, Switzerland
Cascade du Gietro, Switzerland (photo source)
Gietro, Cascade du (Gietro Falls) is a tiered waterfall with a height of 1850 feet or 564 meters with an average width of 50 feet or 15 meters. These are continuously flowing waterfalls found in the Valais region. This fall is in the southwestern direction near the French border on one of the tributaries of Lac du Mauvoisin and is fed by a massive glacier.

Gocta Waterfall, Peru

Gocta Waterfall, Peru
Gocta Waterfall, Peru (photo source)
The Gocta Waterfall (Spanish: Catarata del Gocta), the third tallest free-leaping waterfall in the world after Angel Falls in Venezuela and Tugela Falls in South Africa is a perennial waterfall with two drops. Its existence was made public following an expedition made in 2005 by a German, Stefan Ziemendorff, with a group of Peruvian explorers. He stated that the total height was accurately measured at 771 metres (2,530 ft).

Gullfoss, Iceland

Gullfoss, Iceland
Gullfoss, Iceland (photo source)
Gullfoss (English: Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in southwest Iceland. Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the left and flows down into a wide curved three-step “staircase” and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, is at right angles to the flow of the river. As one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, so that it appears that a mighty river simply vanishes into the earth.

Havasu Canyon Falls, Arizona, USA

Havasu Canyon Falls, Arizona, USA
Havasu Canyon Falls, Arizona, USA (photo source)
Havasu is one of four major waterfalls in the heart of the Havasupai Tribe’s homeland. Navajo, Mooney, and Beaver Falls are also located in this beautiful canyon, each with their own unique qualities. Although located within the Grand Canyon, this picturesque desert oasis is not in Grand Canyon National Park, but rather on the Havasupai Reservation. Navajo falls is 21 metres, Havasu Falls is 37 metres, Mooney Falls is 64 metres and Beaver Falls is 10 metres.

Helmcken Falls, British Columbia, Canada

Helmcken Falls, British Columbia, Canada
Helmcken Falls, British Columbia, Canada (photo source)
Helmcken Falls is a 141 m (463 ft) waterfall on the Murtle River within the Wells Gray Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. The protection of Helmcken Falls was one of the major causes for the development of Wells Gray Provincial Park. The falls are named for John Sebastian Helmcken, a physician with the Hudson’s Bay Company who helped bring British Columbia into Canadian Confederation, but who never actually saw the falls himself.

Helmet Falls, British Columbia, Canada

Helmet Falls, British Columbia, Canada
Helmet Falls, British Columbia, Canada (photo source)
Helmet Falls has a total height of 1154 feet 352 meters and it is located in Canada, British Columbia, Kootenay National Park, Washmawapta Icefield. Helmet Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The headwaters of Helmet Creek come gushing out of the Washmawwapta Icefield, and almost immediately plunge over 1000 feet to the valley below. The falls actually consist of two streams, fed by two separate glaciers, which merge mid-fall, then drop over the second, smaller tier of the falls. The falls can only be reached via a 9 mile hike from the popular Vermilion Paint Pots.

Hidden Valley Falls (Thousand Foot Falls), Belize

Hidden Valley Falls (Thousand Foot Falls), Belize
Hidden Valley Falls (Thousand Foot Falls), Belize (photo source)
Hidden Valley Falls has a total height of 1500 feet 457 meters and it is located in Belize, Cayo, San Ignacio, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Hidden Valley Falls is located in an area of Belize where a botanical oddity occurs. Mountain Pine Ridge is an area where fir trees cover the landscape, a phenomenon seen nowhere else in the world so close to the equator. Hidden Valley Falls drops off of this ridge. There is some evidence that suggests the actual drop is closer to 1600 feet, regardless of what the commonly used alternate name, Thousand Foot Falls, indicates.

High Force, England

High Force, England
High Force, England (photo source)
High Force is a waterfall on the River Tees, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Teesdale, County Durham (until 1974 part of Yorkshire), England. The waterfall is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and European Geopark. Despite popular belief, it is not, at 21.5 metres (70 ft), the highest waterfall in England: Cautley Spout, in Cumbria’s Howgill Fells, is almost 180 metres (600 ft) high and Hardraw Force, in North Yorkshire, has an unbroken drop of 30 metres (100 ft).

Hi’ilawe Falls, Hiilawe, Hawaii, USA

Hi’ilawe Falls, Hiilawe, Hawaii, USA
Hi’ilawe Falls, Hiilawe, Hawaii, USA (photo source)
Hi’ilawe Falls has a total height of 1450 feet 442 meters, with a tallest single drop of 1201 feet 366 meters and it is located in USA, Hawaii (Big Island), Waipio Valley. Hi’ilawe Falls is the most famous waterfall in Waipio Valley. The falls share the same cliff wall with the often dry Hakalaoa Falls. Lalakea Stream above the brink of Hi’ilawe Falls had been partially dammed to provide water for developments in the area.

Hogenakkal Falls, India

Hogenakkal Falls, India
Hogenakkal Falls, India (photo source)
Hogenakkal Falls or Hogenakal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the Kaveri (or Cauvery) River. It is located in the Dharmapuri district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, about 180 km from Bangalore and 46 km from Dharmapuri town. It is sometimes referred to as the “Niagara of India”. With its fame for medicinal baths and hide boat rides, it is a major site of tourist attraction. Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia and one of the oldest in the world.

Huangguoshu Waterfall, China

Huangguoshu Waterfall, China
Huangguoshu Waterfall, China (photo source)
Huangguoshu Waterfall, also known as Yellow Fruit Tree Waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia located on the Baihe River in Anshun, Guizhou Province. It is 77.8 m (255 ft) high and 101 m (331 ft) wide. The main waterfall is 67 m (220 ft) high and 83.3 m (273 ft) wide.

Hunlen Falls, British Columbia, Canada

Hunlen Falls, British Columbia, Canada
Hunlen Falls, British Columbia, Canada (photo source)
Hunlen Falls, originally called Mystery Falls is a waterfall in the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, located in Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park to the west of the communities of Tatla Lake, Kleena Kleene and Nimpo Lake. It is the second-highest waterfall in British Columbia, after Della Falls on Vancouver Island, and measures a total of 1300 feet, falling from the north end of Turner Lake 850–900 feet into a box canyon, then another 400 feet into the Atnarko River, a tributary of the Bella Coola River. The watercourse between Turner Lake and the Atnarko is named Hunlen Creek. The name is that of an Indian chief who had traplines in the area.

Iguazu Falls, Brazil / Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Brazil / Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Brazil / Argentina (photo source)
Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu; Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú; Guarani: Chororo Yguasu) are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian State of Paraná and the Argentine Province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River starts at the city of Curitiba and runs for the most part of the course in Brazil and at the end at the border of Brazil and Argentina. The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi) of the Iguazu River. Some of the individual falls are up to 82 metres (269 ft) in height, though the majority are about 64 metres (210 ft). The Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo in Spanish or Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese), a U-shaped, 82-meter-high, 150-meter-wide and 700-meter-long (490 by 2300 feet) cataract, is the most impressive of all, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. Two thirds of the falls are within Argentine territory. About 900 meters of the 2.7-kilometer length does not have water flowing over it. The edge of the basalt cap recedes only 3 mm (0.1 in) per year. The water of the lower Iguazu collects in a canyon that drains in the Paraná River, shortly downstream from the Itaipu Dam. The junction of the water flows marks the border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.

Illilouette Fall, California, USA

Illilouette Fall, California, USA
Illilouette Fall, California, USA (photo source)
Illilouette Fall is a 370 foot (112 m) waterfall in Yosemite National Park. It is located in a small side canyon directly across from Vernal Falls, and is visible from the trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls. The best vantage point is from the Panorama Trail as it descends from Glacier Point.

Jog Falls, India

Jog Falls, India
Jog Falls, India (photo source)
Jog Falls, created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft) is the highest plunge waterfall in India Located in Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. It is also called by alternative names of Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
Kaieteur Falls, Guyana (photo source)
Kaieteur Falls is a high-volume waterfall on the Potaro River in central Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni region. It is located in Kaieteur National Park. It is 226 meters (741 ft) when measured from its plunge over a sandstone and conglomerate cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 251 meters (822 ft). While many falls have greater height, few have the combination of height and water volume. This has given Kaieteur Falls the misleading label of “largest single drop” waterfall in the world which is often misinterpreted as “tallest single drop.” However, it is likely one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. Kaieteur Falls is about five times higher than the more well known Niagara Falls and about two times the height of the Victoria Falls.

Kalambo Falls, Zambia / Tanzania

Kalambo Falls, Zambia / Tanzania
Kalambo Falls, Zambia / Tanzania (photo source)
Kalambo Falls on the Kalambo River is a 772ft (235m) single drop waterfall on the border of Zambia and Tanzania at the southeast end of Lake Tanganyika. The falls are the second-highest uninterrupted falls in Africa (after South Africa’s Tugela Falls). Downstream of the falls the Kalambo Gorge which has a width of about 1 km and a depth of up to 300 m runs for about 5 km before opening out into the Lake Tanganyika rift valley.

King George Falls, Australia

King George Falls, Australia
King George Falls, Australia (photo source)
King George Falls is a dual waterfall that has an uninterrupted vertical drop of over 80m, making it the tallest waterfall in the state (at least based on the criteria that of longest vertical drop as opposed to the cumulative drop of Mitchell Falls).

Kjelfossen, Norway

Kjelfossen, Norway
Kjelfossen, Norway (photo source)
Kjelfossen (English: Kjell Falls) is one of the highest waterfalls in Norway. The falls are located near the village of Gudvangen in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county. With a total fall height of 755 metres (2,477 ft), the waterfall is listed as the 18th tallest waterfall in the world. The tallest single drop is 149 metres (489 ft). The height of the waterfall has never been accurately measured, so there are discrepancies in its actual height. Some sources list it as 840 metres (2,760 ft) tall.

Kjeragfossen, Norway

Kjeragfossen, Norway
Kjeragfossen, Norway (photo source)
Has a total height of 2345 feet 715 meters, with the tallest single drop of 2345 feet 715 meters and it is located in Norway, Rogaland, Lysefjorden, Kjerag. This waterfall drains a series of small ponds and tarns on top of the famous Kjerag, or Kiragg, a 1000 meter tall mountain which drops straight off into the Lysefjord. Because the falls have such a small drainage area – which doesn’t appear to possess a lot of soil – the falls run off very quickly and dry out by the summer. When the falls do flow, the small stream sprays over 700 meters straight down to a large alluvial fan, before entering the ocean. The small volume makes the falls susceptable to being blown away in the wind, and appears to be difficult to photograph in a favorable way unless the stream is running high. While the height is significant in both the case of the uninterupted drop and as a whole, the bottom line is this isn’t a significant waterfall.

Krunefossen, Norway

Krunefossen, Norway
Krunefossen, Norway (photo source)
Krunefossen has a total height of 2165 feet 660 meters with the tallest single drop of 492 feet 150 meters and it is located in Norway, Sogn Og Fjordane, Stryn, Kjenndalen. This waterfall is fed by the Krunebreen Glacier, near the toe of the famous Kjenndalsbreen Glacier.

Langfoss, Langfossen, Norway

Langfoss, Langfossen, Norway
Langfoss, Langfossen, Norway (photo source)
Langfoss or Langfossen has a total height of 2008 feet 612 meters with the tallest single drop of 2008 feet 612 meters and located in Norway, Hordaland, Etne, Fjaera, it is possibly one of the most impressive waterfalls in Norway. A major road crosses the base of the falls providing easy access.

Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho

Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho
Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho (photo source)
Maletsunyane Falls is a 192 meter (630 ft) high waterfall in the Southern African country Lesotho. It is located near the town of Semonkong.

Manawaiopuna Falls, Hawaii, USA

Manawaiopuna Falls, Hawaii, USA
Manawaiopuna Falls, Hawaii, USA (photo source)
Manawaiopuna Falls is a beautiful scenic 360 foot high waterfall located in the south-central part of the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Manawaiopuna Falls used to be a secret waterfall in Hawaii but all that went out the window when a shot of Manawaiopuna Falls was used in the movie Jurassic Park. Now beautiful scenic Manawaiopuna Falls is a big tourist attraction on Kauai, Hawaii.

Mardalsfossen, Norway

Mardalsfossen, Norway
Mardalsfossen, Norway (photo source)
Mardalsfossen is one of the ten highest waterfalls in Europe. It is located in the municipality of Nesset in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The falls are on the Mardøla river which flows into the lake Eikesdalsvatnet, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northwest of the village of Eikesdalen. The waterfall is depicted in Nesset’s coat-of-arms. The total fall is 705 metres (2,313 ft) according to SSB, 657 metres (2,156 ft) according to World Waterfall Database. It consists of two large drops and several smaller ones lower down. The highest vertical drop, which is 358 metres (1,175 ft), is one of the tallest in Norway. It is on average 24 metres (79 ft) wide. It is a tiered waterfall.

McWay Falls, California, USA

McWay Falls, California, USA
McWay Falls, California, USA (photo source)
McWay Falls is an 80 foot waterfall located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park that flows year-round. Like Alamere Falls, this waterfall is one of only two in the region that are close enough to the ocean to be referred as “tidefalls”. It is located on McWay Creek. Although it can be viewed via a trail from above, the beach and scenic cove below is difficult to access by land, however, it could be easily reached by boat. Even with this possibility, it is not recommended that people visit the beach as a safety precaution due to crumbling cliffs and environmental reasons.

Mitchell Falls, Australia

Mitchell Falls, Australia
Mitchell Falls, Australia (photo source)
Mitchell Falls is a very beautiful 4-tiered waterfall set deep in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. The cumulative height is roughly 80m making it the second tallest waterfall in the state (at least according to the literature). The stunning backdrop of the red escarpment lands of the Mitchell Plateau and the oasis-like qualities around the falls really makes this one stand out.



















































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