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105 World's Most Amazing Waterfalls


After reviewing about 400 of waterfalls around the world i stopped at these beautiful and amazing 105 waterfalls. These I find most interesting. For me they are the tallest, biggest, largest most beautiful falls in the world. A waterfall is a place where flowing water rapidly drops in elevation as it flows over a steep region or a cliff. Enough said. I will let you now enjoy some beautiful natural wonders of our planet.
Please note that this post in not supposed to be complete so please be free to post links to other amazing waterfalls you’ve seen in the comments to this post.
The information sources are listed at the end of this post.
Alamere Falls California

Alamere Falls California

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.�photo source
Alfred Creek Falls British Columbia, Canada

Alfred Creek Falls British Columbia, Canada

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.�photo source
Angel Falls Venezuela

Angel Falls Venezuela

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.�photo source
Augrabies Falls South Africa

Augrabies Falls South Africa

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.�photo source
Baatara gorge waterfall Lebanon

Baatara gorge waterfall Lebanon

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.�photo source
Barehipani Falls India

Barehipani Falls India

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).�photo source
Barron Falls Australia

Barron Falls Australia

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.�photo source
Basaseachic Falls Mexico, Cascada de Basaseachic Mexico

Basaseachic Falls Mexico, Cascada de Basaseachic Mexico

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).�photo source
Beaver Chief Falls Montana

Beaver Chief Falls Montana

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.�photo source
Blanche, Cascade, Reunion

Blanche, Cascade, Reunion

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.�photo source
Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia

Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia

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.�photo source
Bridalveil Fall Yosemite Valley California

Bridalveil Fall Yosemite Valley California

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.�photo source
Burney Falls California

Burney Falls California

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.�photo source
Cascata delle Marmore Italy

Cascata delle Marmore Italy

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.�photo source
Comet Falls Washington

Comet Falls Washington

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.�photo source
Cumberland Falls Kentucky

Cumberland Falls Kentucky

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).�photo source
Cummins Falls Tennessee

Cummins Falls Tennessee

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.�photo source
Cuquenan Falls Kukenan Venezuela

Cuquenan Falls Kukenan Venezuela

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.�photo source
Della Falls, Canada

Della Falls, Canada

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.�photo source
Depot Creek Falls Washington

Depot Creek Falls Washington

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.�photo source
Detian - Banyue Falls China Vietnam

Detian – Banyue Falls China Vietnam

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.�photo source
Dettifoss Iceland

Dettifoss, Iceland

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.�photo source
Dudhsagar Falls India

Dudhsagar Falls, India

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.�photo source
Engstligen Falls, Switzerland

Engstligen Falls, Switzerland

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.�photo source
Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand

Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand

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.�photo source
Feather Falls, California

Feather Falls, California

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.�photo source
Fulmer Falls, Pennsylvania

Fulmer Falls, Pennsylvania

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.�photo source
Gavarnie Falls, France

Gavarnie Falls, France

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.�photo source
Giessbach Waterfalls, Switzerland

Giessbach Waterfalls, Switzerland

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.�photo source
Gietro, Cascade du, Switzerland

Gietro, Cascade du, Switzerland

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.�photo source
Gocta Waterfall, Peru

Gocta Waterfall, Peru

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).�photo source
Gullfoss, Iceland

Gullfoss, Iceland

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.�photo source
Havasu Canyon Falls, Arizona

Havasu Canyon Falls, Arizona

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.�photo source
Helmcken Falls, British Columbia Canada

Helmcken Falls, British Columbia Canada

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.�photo source
Helmet Falls, British Columbia Canada

Helmet Falls, British Columbia Canada

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.�photo source
Hidden Valley Falls (Thousand Foot Falls), Belize

Hidden Valley Falls (Thousand Foot Falls), Belize

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.photo source
High Force, England

High Force, England

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).�photo source
Hi'ilawe Falls, Hiilawe, Hawaii

Hi’ilawe Falls, Hiilawe, Hawaii

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.�photo source
Hogenakkal Falls, India

Hogenakkal Falls, India

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.�photo source
Huangguoshu Waterfall, China

Huangguoshu Waterfall, China

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.photo source
Hunlen Falls, British Columbia Canada

Hunlen Falls, British Columbia Canada

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.�photo source
Iguazu Falls, Brazil Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Brazil Argentina

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.�photo source
Illilouette Fall, California

Illilouette Fall, California

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.�photo source
Jog Falls, India

Jog Falls, India

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.�photo source
Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

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.�photo source
Kalambo Falls, Zambia Tanzania

Kalambo Falls, Zambia Tanzania

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.�photo source
King George Falls, Australia

King George Falls, Australia

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).�photo source
Kjelfossen, Norway

Kjelfossen, Norway

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.�photo source
Kjeragfossen, Norway

Kjeragfossen, Norway

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.�photo source
The Kuang Si Falls, Laos

The Kuang Si Falls, Laos

The Kuang Si Falls, sometimes spelled Kuang Xi, is a waterfall about 29 kilometers (18 miles) south of Luang Prabang in Laos. These waterfalls are a favorite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang. The falls begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. These lead to the main fall with a 50 m cascade. The water collects in numerous turquoise blue pools as it flows downstream. The many cascades that result are typical of travertine waterfalls.�photo source
The Krimmler Falls, Austria

The Krimmler Falls, Austria

The Krimmler Wasserfälle (Waterfalls of Krimml), with a total height of 380 meters (1,247 feet), is the highest waterfall in Austria. The falls are formed from the Krimmler Ache river and are located near the village of Krimml in the Hohe Tauern National Park in Salzburgerland. Krimmler Wasserfälle is a tiered waterfall. The waterfall begins at the Krimmler Ache at the top of the Krimmler Achendal, and plunges downward in three stages. The upper stage has a drop of 140 meters, the middle of 100 meters, and the lowest a drop of 140 meters.�photo source
Krunefossen, Norway

Krunefossen, Norway

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.�photo source
Langfoss, Langfossen, Norway

Langfoss, Langfossen, Norway

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.�photo source
Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho

Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho

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

Manawaiopuna Falls, Hawaii

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.�photo source
Mardalsfossen, Norway

Mardalsfossen, Norway

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.�photo source
McWay Falls, California

McWay Falls, California

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.�photo source
Mitchell Falls, Australia

Mitchell Falls, Australia

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.�photo source
Mollisfossen, Norway

Mollisfossen, Norway

Mollisfossen (Mallesfossen, Mollijus) has a total height of 883 feet 269 meters with the tallest single drop of 459 feet 140 meters and it is located in Norway, Finnmark, Reisadalen, Bilto.
This powerful fall is not visited by many. The falls are among the most powerful in the country, and probably rank among the most impressive as well. There are three tiers, a pair of plunges, separated by a fan shaped fall which drops into a large bowl in the middle of the cliff. A trail leads to the very base of the falls, but the upper tiers can only be seen from across the valley.�photo source
Monument Falls, Montana

Monument Falls, Montana

Monument Falls with a total height of 1840 feet 561 meters and a tallest single drop of 1160 feet 354 meters, is located in USA, Montana, Glacier National Park, Avalanche Lake. Monument Falls is one of the three tall waterfalls seen dropping into the far side of popular Avalanche Lake, just a short hike off of the Going-to-the-Sun Highway in Glacier National Park. The falls are fed by glaciers and snowfields in Floral Park, and do appear to flow year round, but are best during the early summer.�photo source
Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot (3 m) drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet (189 m). Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon. It is credited by a sign at the site of the falls as the third tallest year-round waterfall in the United States.�photo source
Nachi Falls, Japan

Nachi Falls, Japan

Nachi Falls (Nachi no Taki) in Nachikatuura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, is one of the best-known waterfalls in Japan. With a drop of at 133 m, it is often erroneously thought to be the country’s tallest. In fact, the tallest waterfall in Japan is the Hannoki Falls, at 497 m.�photo source
Nevada Falls, California

Nevada Falls, California

Nevada Fall is a 594-foot (181 m) high waterfall on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, California. It is located below the granite dome, Liberty Cap, at the west end of Little Yosemite Valley. The waterfall is widely recognized by its bent shape, in which the water free-falls for roughly the first third of its length to a steep slick-rock slope. This mid-fall impact of the water on the cliff face creates a turbulent, whitewater appearance in the falls and produces a great deal of mist which covers a wide radius, which led to its current name (Nevada is an old Spanish word meaning snowy).�photo source
The Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (121 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. Niagara Falls is divided into the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls. The Horseshoe Falls drop about 173 feet (53 m), the height of the American Falls varies between 70–100 feet (21–30 m) because of the presence of giant boulders at its base. The larger Horseshoe Falls are about 2,600 feet (790 m) wide, while the American Falls are 1,060 feet (320 m) wide.�photo source
Nohkalikai Falls, India

Nohkalikai Falls, India

Nohkalikai Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. Its height is 1100 feet (335 metres). The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth. Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of comparatively small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season in December – February. Below the falls there has formed a plunge pool with unusual green colored water. Name of the falls (in Khasi language – “Jump of Ka Likai”) is linked to a legend about local women Likai who after family tragedy became insane and jumped off the cliff next to the falls.�photo source
Ouzoud Waterfalls, Morocco

Ouzoud Waterfalls, Morocco

Ouzoud Waterfalls (French: Cascades d’Ouzoud) 110 m high are located in the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal, 150 km north-east of Marrakech, in Morocco. It is the most visited site of the region. Ouzoud is the Berber word for “olive”, referring to the nearby olive trees.�photo source
The Palouse Falls, Washington

The Palouse Falls, Washington

The Palouse Falls lies on the Palouse River, about 4 mi (6.4 km) upstream of the confluence with the Snake River in southeast Washington, United States. The falls are 200 ft (61 m) in height. The falls consists of an upper falls with a drop of 20 feet (6.1 m) which lies 1,000 feet (300 m) north northwest of the main drop, and a lower falls, with a drop of 180 feet (55 m).�photo source
Papalaua Falls, Hawaii

Papalaua Falls, Hawaii

Papalaua Falls has a total height of 1644 feet 501 meters with the tallest single drop of 1115 feet 340 meters and it is located in USA, Hawaii, Molokai, Papalaua Valley. Papalaua Falls have formed on Kawai Nui Stream. Contrary to most waterfalls of Moloka’i, Papalaua Falls are perennial. In Papalaua Falls meet two streams. For most part these streams are separated and they join only at the lower part of falls. The smaller stream is located to the north, it is higher.�photo source
Paulo Afonso Falls, Cachoeiras de, Brazil

Paulo Afonso Falls, Brazil

Paulo Afonso Falls (also known as Cachoeira de Paulo Afonso) is a series of waterfalls on the São Francisco River in the northeastern section of Brazil adjacent to the city of Paulo Afonso. It stands 275 feet (84 m) high and averages no more than 60 feet (18 m) wide.�photo source
The Piedra Volada falls, Mexico

The Piedra Volada falls, Mexico

The Piedra Volada falls (Spanish: Cascada de Piedra Volada) is located in Cañon Candameña of the Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre) in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. At the height of 1,486 feet (453 meters) it is the tallest waterfall in Mexico. Piedra Volada are known to flow only during the wet season. They may be viewed from a moderate distance. The English translation is “Flown Stone”.�photo source
Pitchfork Falls (Goat Lake Falls), Alaska

Pitchfork Falls (Goat Lake Falls), Alaska

Pitchfork Falls has a total height of 2093 feet 638 meters and it is located in USA, Alaska, Skagway, Goat Lake. The falls cascade out of Goat Lake, just north of Skagway and drop into the Skagway River. The falls drop almost 2100 feet in about a mile, and don’t appear to have any single vertical drop over 100 feet or so. The falls can be seen in their entirety from the Klondike Highway.�photo source
Plitvice Lakes Waterfalls, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Waterfalls, Croatia

In Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia you’ll stumble upon a group of waterfalls like no other. The park is comprised of at least 16 lakes at various levels of elevation, each formed by runoff from the lakes above it, linked by a series of larger and smaller falls. Formed by natural dams made of travertine, the falls range in colour from azure to green and grey.�photo source
The Rhine Falls, Rheinfall, Switzerland

The Rhine Falls, Switzerland

The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in German) are the largest plain waterfalls in Europe.
The falls are located on the High Rhine between the municipalities of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen, near the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland, between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zürich. They are 150 m (450 ft) wide and 23 m (75 ft) high.�photo source
Ribbon Falls, California

Ribbon Falls, California

Ribbon Falls, located in Yosemite National Park in California, flows off a cliff on the west side of El Capitan, and is the largest single-drop waterfall in North America. The fall is fed by melting winter snow; while therefore dry for much of the year, the fall is a spectacular 1,612 feet (491 m) in the spring.�photo source
Rothbachfall, Germany

Rothbachfall, Germany

Rothbachfall has a total height of 1540 feet 469 meters and it is the tallest waterfall in Germany. It’s located in the very southeast corner of Germany, about 20 air miles south of Salzburg, Austria. The falls consist of three tiers, a large horsetail, a smaller plunge, and a series of cascades before the stream flows into Lake Königssee.�photo source
San Rafael Falls, Ecuador

San Rafael Falls, Ecuador

The San Rafael waterfall is the largest and most spectacular waterfall in Ecuador. The San Rafael Falls are over 500 feet high and carry a huge volume of water in an astonishing display of nature’s power. They are located at the foot of the highly active Reventador Volcano which rises out of the Amazon jungle east of the Andes.�photo source
Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is very picturesque and therefore its photo can be found in many books and calendars. Seljalandsfoss is situated in between Selfoss and Skógafoss at the road crossing of Route 1 (the Ring Road) with the track going into Þórsmörk. This waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to go behind the waterfall.�photo source
Sentinel Falls, California

Sentinel Falls, California

Sentinel Falls is a long series of cascades descending into Yosemite Valley alongside Sentinel Rock. It is a tiered waterfall consisting of 6 major drops totaling 1,920 feet (590 m), the longest single drop being 500 feet (150 m). Despite its immense height it has a relatively low drainage and is usually dry by July.�photo source
The Serio Falls, Italy

The Serio Falls, Italy

The Serio Falls (Italian: Cascate del Serio) is the tallest waterfall in Italy and one of the major ones in Europe. Serio Falls is located approximately 100 km from Milano, near the village of Valbondione, in the upper Valle Seriana, Province of Bergamo, Lombardy, Northern Italy. The falls are composed of three main steps, respectively 166, 74 and 75 metres tall. Taken together the falls have a drop of 315 m (more than 1000 ft). The falls are formed by the Serio River, at a short distance from its source in the Bergamo Alps.�photo source
The Shomyo Waterfall and Hannoki Waterfall, Japan

The Shomyo Waterfall and Hannoki Waterfall, Japan

The Shomyo Waterfall (Shomyo-daki; Shomyo Great Falls or just Shomyo Falls) and Hannoki Waterfall (Hannoki-no-taki; Hannoki Falls) comprise the twin towers of waterfalls in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. Shomyo Daki (left) is said to be Japan’s tallest permanent waterfall. Hannoki-no-taki (right) is said to be Japan’s tallest waterfall at a height of 497 m (1,640 feet). However, it only has water from April to July when the snow covering the Midagahara plateau melts. From a statistics standpoint, Shomyo-daki is commonly quoted as having a cumulative height of 350m.photo source
Shoshone Falls, Idaho

Shoshone Falls, Idaho

Shoshone Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River located approximately five miles east of Twin Falls, Idaho, United States. Sometimes called the “Niagara of the West”, Shoshone Falls is 212 feet (64.7 m) high—45 feet (14 m) higher than Niagara Falls—and flows over a rim 1,000 feet (305 m) wide.�photo source
Seven Sisters Waterfall, Norway

Seven Sisters Waterfall, Norway

The Seven Sisters (Norwegian: De Syv Søstrene or Dei Sju Systrene, also known as Knivsflåfossen) is the 39th tallest waterfall in Norway. The waterfall consists of seven separate streams, and it is located along the Geirangerfjord in the municipality of Stranda in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The waterfall is located just south of the historic Knivsflå farm, across the fjord from the old Skageflå farm. The falls are about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) west of the village of Geiranger. The tallest of the seven has a free fall that measures 250 metres (820 ft). The legend of the seven sisters is that they dance playfully down the mountain, while a single waterfall opposite the seven sisters (known as the Courter, or Suitor) flirts playfully from across the fjord. In Norwegian, ‘The Suitor’ is Friaren.�photo source
Skogafoss, Skoga River Waterfalls, Iceland

Skogafoss, Skoga River Waterfalls, Iceland

There are more than two dozen waterfalls along the Skoga River in Iceland, some over 30 meters tall. Very few of the waterfalls along this river, with the exception of one or two, have names, but they don’t need names to make their presence known. Skogafoss is located in the south of Iceland where the Skoga River tumbles over former sea cliffs. Skógafoss is some 82 feet wide and has a drop of some 197 feet.�photo source
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington

Snoqualmie Falls is a 268 ft (82 m) waterfall on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington, USA. It is one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions, but is perhaps best known internationally for its appearance in the cult television series Twin Peaks. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year, where there is a two acre (8,000 m²) park, an observation deck, and a gift shop.�photo source
The Staubbach Falls, Switzerland

The Staubbach Falls, Switzerland

The Staubbach Falls (German: Staubbachfall) is a waterfall in Switzerland, located just above Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland. The waterfall drops about 300 meters (1000 ft) from a hanging valley that ends in overhanging cliffs above the Lütschine River.�photo source
Steinsdalsfossen, Norway

Steinsdalsfossen, Norway

Steinsdalsfossen (also called Øvsthusfossen or Øfsthusfossen) is a waterfall 2 kilometers west of Norheimsund, Hardanger in western Norway. The waterfall is one of the most visited in Norway. A path goes behind it where visitors can walk dryshod “into” the rumbling water. Steinsdalsfossen is about 50 meters high and is greatest when the snow melts in May and June.�photo source
Sulphide Creek Falls, Washington

Sulphide Creek Falls, Washington

Sulphide Creek Falls is a tall, moderately large volume waterfall within North Cascades National Park in Washington. The falls drop from Sulphide Lake on the southeast side of Mount Shuksan down a narrow flume-like canyon to a broad basin below. Because of the narrow, twisting shape of the canyon the waterfall is exceptionally difficult to see from ground-level perspectives. The total vertical drop of the waterfall is in the range of 2,100 feet (640 m) to 2,200 feet (670 m) feet, but it has not yet been accurately measured.�photo source
Sutherland Falls, New Zealand

Sutherland Falls, New Zealand

Sutherland Falls is a waterfall near Milford Sound in New Zealand’s South Island. At 580 metres (1,904 feet) the falls were long believed to be the tallest waterfall in New Zealand. However, Browne Falls cascades 843 metres (2,766 feet) down a mountainside in Doubtful Sound, leading some to view that as the tallest.�photo source
Takakkaw Falls, British Columbia Canada

Takakkaw Falls, British Columbia Canada

Takakkaw Falls is a waterfall located in Yoho National Park, near Field, British Columbia, in Canada. Its highest point is 384m (1260 ft) from its base, making it the second-highest officially measured waterfall in western Canada, after Della Falls on Vancouver Island. However its true “free-fall” is only 254m (833 ft). “Takakkaw”, loosely translated from Cree, means something like “it is magnificent”. The falls are fed by the Daly Glacier which is part of the Waputik Icefield. The glacier keeps the volume of the falls up during the warm summer months, and are a tourist attraction, particularly in late spring after the heavy snow melts, when the falls are at peak condition.�photo source
The Tequendama Falls, Colombia

The Tequendama Falls, Colombia

The Tequendama Falls (Spanish: Salto del Tequendama) is a 132m high waterfall on the Bogotá River, located about 30 km southwest of Bogotá in the municipality of San Antonio del Tequendama. The river surges through a rocky gorge that narrows to about 60 feet (18 m) at the brink of the 515feet (157meters) high falls. During the month of December the falls become completely dry.�photo source
Triberg Falls Germany

Triberg Falls Germany

Triberg Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in Germany with a descent of 163 meters (at between 711 and 872 metres above sea level), and is a landmark in the Black Forest region. Above Triberg, in the midst of Black Forest, the Gutach river plunges over seven major steps from a gently undulated high plain into a rocky V-shaped valley.�photo source
The Trummelbach Falls, Switzerland

The Trummelbach Falls, Switzerland

The Trummelbach Falls (In German: Trümmelbachfälle), located in Lauterbrunnen, District of Interlaken, Canton of Bern in Switzerland are a series of ten glacier-waterfalls inside the mountain made accessible by tunnel-lift and illuminated. Has a total height of 140 meters (459 feet).�photo source
Tugela Falls, Republic of South Africa

Tugela Falls, Republic of South Africa

Tugela Falls is the world’s second highest waterfall. The total drop in five free-leaping falls is 948 meters (3,110 feet). They are located in the Drakensberg (Dragon’s Mountains) in the Royal Natal National Park in KwaZulu-Natal Province, Republic of South Africa. They are easily viewed after a heavy rain from the main travel road into the park, glistening from the reflection of the late afternoon sun. The source of the Tugela River (Zulu for ‘sudden’) is at Mont-Aux-Sources several kilometers from the escarpment from which the falls drop. The water is pure and safe to drink above the falls.�photo source
The Umphang Thee Lor Sue Waterfall, Thailand

The Umphang Thee Lor Sue Waterfall, Thailand

The Umphang Thee Lor Sue Waterfall (also The Lor Sue, Thee Lor Sue or Te-law-zue) is claimed to be the largest and highest waterfall in Thailand. The waterfall is located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, is the most beautiful and biggest in Thailand. Original from Huai Klotho, it flows down a mountain valley at high of 200-300 metres and a width of almost 400-500 metres. The falls flow down in tiers surrounded by virgin forest. In the wet season, Tee Lor Sue waterfall will be at it most beautiful.�photo source
Ventisquero Colgante, Cascada de (Hanging Glacier Falls), Chile

Ventisquero Colgante, Cascada de (Hanging Glacier Falls), Chile

Ventisquero Colgante Falls has a total height of 1600 feet 488 meters and it is located in Chile, Aisen, Queulat National Park, Puyuguapi. The falls are flowing out of the Ventisquero Colgante (Hanging Glacier) in Queulat National Park. A very large volume of water pours out from under the massive glacier and hurtles somewhere between 1400 and 2000 feet to the floor of the narrow valley. The falls often exhibit two segments, with a third, smaller segment falling even further than the main fall from a lobe of the glacier to the left of the main falls. Undoubtedly this is one of the best waterfalls in South America.�photo source
Vernal Falls, California

Vernal Falls, California

Vernal Falls is a large waterfall on the Merced River just downstream of Nevada Fall in Yosemite National Park, California. While the official height of the waterfall is 317 feet (97 m), the United States Geographical Survey has measured it at approximately 240 feet (73 m). The waterfall runs all year long, although by the end of summer it is substantially reduced in volume and can split into multiple strands, rather than a single curtain of water.�photo source
Vettisfossen, Norway

Vettisfossen, Norway

Vettisfossen is one of Norway’s tallest waterfalls. It is located in the Jotunheimen mountain range inside the Utladalen Landscape Protection Area in the municipality of Årdal in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The waterfall has a single drop of 275 metres (902 ft).�photo source
The Victoria Falls, Zambia Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls, Zambia Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) is a waterfall located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest. This claim is based on a width of 1,708 meters (5,604 ft) and height of 108 meters (354 ft), forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world. David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European recorded to view the Victoria Falls — which he did from what is now known as ‘Livingstone Island’ in Zambia, the only land accessible in the middle of the falls. David Livingstone gave the falls the name ‘Victoria Falls’ in honour of his Queen, but the indigenous name of ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ — literally meaning the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ — is also well known. The World Heritage List recognizes both names.�photo source
Vinnufossen, Norway

Vinnufossen, Norway

Vinnufossen is the tallest waterfall in Europe and the sixth tallest in the world. The waterfall is located just east of the village of Sunndalsøra in the municipality of Sunndal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The falls are part of the river Vinnu which flows down from the Vinnufjellet mountain and it is fed from the Vinnufonna glacier. The falls flow into the river Driva near the village of Hoelsand. It has a total height of 860 metres (2,820 ft), withe the height of longest drop 420 metres (1,380 ft).�photo source
Virginia Falls, Canada

Virginia Falls, Canada

Virginia Falls (Slavey: Nailicho) is a waterfall in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on the South Nahanni River, at an elevation of 500 m (1,600 ft).
It has a total drop of 96 m (315 ft), making it about twice the height of Niagara Falls. It consists of a single drop with an average width of 259 m (850 ft). The rock in the centre of the falls is called Mason’s Rock, named after Bill Mason, the famous Canadian canoeist, author, and filmmaker.photo source
V����ringsfossen Waterfall, Norway

Vøringsfossen Waterfall, Norway

Vøringsfossen in Måbødalen is one of Norway’s most famous waterfall, and has a fall of 182 metres, of which 145 metres is a direct drop.�photo source
The Wallaman Falls, Australia

The Wallaman Falls, Australia

The Wallaman Falls are notable for their single-drop of 305 metres, which is Australia’s highest permanent waterfall. With the addition of additional related minor drops the overall height of the falls is approximately 340 metres. The pool at the end of the waterfall is 20 metres deep. The waterfall is formed by a tributary of the Herbert River, Stony Creek, which plunges over an escarpment in the Seaview Range.�photo source
Wapama Falls, California

Wapama Falls, California

Wapama Falls is the larger of two waterfalls located on the northern wall of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Arguably the most powerful waterfall in Yosemite National Park, it flows almost year-round and during peak flow has been known to inundate the trail bridge crossing it, making the falls impossible to pass during peak flow. The falls consist of two primary drops angled roughly 60 degrees to each other, and a broad cascade at its base. Wapama Falls is fed by Lake Vernon, a few miles to the north. Total height 1,080 ft (330 m), Height of longest drop 300 ft (90 m), Number of drops 3.�photo source
Wollomombi Falls, Australia

Wollomombi Falls, Australia

Wollomombi Falls (pronounced ‘walla mom bee’), from an Aboriginal word, are located in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, 40 km due east of Armidale, New South Wales and 1 km off the Waterfall Way. At one time they were believed to be the tallest in Australia. However, recent geographical revisions place them at second or third tallest, depending on the source, after Tin Mine Falls (New South Wales) and Wallaman Falls (near Ingham, Queensland). The Chandler Falls are located to the right of the Wollomombi Falls when viewed from the main lookout. After they join, these rivers are known as the Chandler River and become a tributary of the Macleay River. From the very top to the very bottom the height is approx 220 metres although its biggest drop where the water “falls” is only 100 m.�photo source
Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Upper Falls, Yosemite Lower Falls, California

Yosemite Falls, California

Yosemite Falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada of California, it is a major attraction in the park, especially in late spring when the water flow is at its peak. The total 2,425 feet (739 m) from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower falls qualifies Yosemite Falls as the sixth highest waterfall in the world, though with the recent discovery of Gocta Cataracts, it appears on some lists as seventh.
The falls actually consist of three sections: Upper Falls: The 1,430-foot (440 m) plunge alone is among the twenty highest waterfalls in the world. Trails from the valley floor and down from other park areas outside the valley lead to both the top and base of Upper Yosemite Falls. The upper fall is formed by the swift waters of Yosemite Creek, which, after meandering through Eagle Creek Meadow, hurl themselves over the edge of a hanging valley in a spectacular and deafening show of force. Middle Cascades: Between the two obvious main plunges there are a series of five smaller plunges collectively referred to as the Middle Cascades. Taken together these account for a total drop of 675 feet (206 m), more than twice the height of the Lower Falls. Because of the narrow, constricted shape of the gorge in which these drops occur and the lack of public access, they are rarely noted. Most viewpoints in the valley miss them entirely. Several vantage points for the cascades are found along the Yosemite Falls trail. Several hikers climbing down from the trail towards the cascades have required an expensive helicopter rescue due to steep and slippery terrain and features. Lower Falls: The final 320-foot (98 m) drop adjacent to an accessible viewing area, provides the most-used viewing point for the waterfalls. Yosemite Creek emerges from the base of the Lower Falls and flows into the Merced River nearby. Like many areas of Yosemite the plunge pool at the base of the Lower Falls is surrounded by dangerous jumbles of talus made even more treacherous by the high humidity and resulting slippery surfaces.�photo source

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