There are thousands of different waterfalls on our planet, each of them is unique. Some of the waterfalls are high, others low, narrow and wide. There are more famous and less known, but each of them is beautiful in its own way. Today we suggest you to check out the beauty with your own eyes and look at the most amazing and beautiful waterfalls.
Las Cataratas del Iguazu, Argentina, Brazil
The large picturesque Iguazu Falls is located on the border between Brazil and Argentina. It is the popular destination for millions of tourists from all over the world. Their picturesque location and foamy cascades are so impressive that it becomes clear why the Swiss Foundation New 7 Wonders has recognized it as one of the New 7 wonders of Nature.
The beautiful waterfall consist of 275 rocks with a height of about 70 meters. The most popular waterfall is Garganta do Diablo, also called the Devil’s Throat. It has a height of 72 meters and can be admired from the observation point located in 50 meters.
Niagara Falls, USA, Canada
Niagara Falls is located on the Niagara river between lakes Erie and Ontario. As well as the previous waterfall, it is located exactly on the border – between the United States and Canada. It is more than 50 meters high and 1200 meters wide. It is believed that the most beautiful view can be seen from the Сanadian side.
Salto Angel, Venezuela
Salto Angel is a beautiful waterfall that needs no introduction. It is located on the Kerep river in the impassable Venezuelan jungle, which it is difficult to get. Salto Angel is considered as the highest and most beautiful waterfall in the world. This is a true giant – his height is 979 meters, and according to other information all the 1054 meters and the height of plunge is 807 meters.
No wonder the waterfall is one of the greatest tourist points of Venezuela, and the main attraction of the Parque Nacional Canaima. Every year this place is visited by hundreds of tourists and jumps lovers.
Svartifoss Waterfall, Iceland
Svartifoss Waterfall is located in Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland. It is considered to be the most amazing waterfall not only in Europe but also in the world.
Svartifoss Falls is also known as Black waterfall. This is due to his characteristic appearance. Due to the dark basalt columns of hexagonal cross-section in particular. They tightly cover its “walls”. Such unusual columns are the result of cooling after volcanic eruptions lava.
The beautiful waterfall was the inspiration for Icelandic architects at the design of the National Theatre and the Hallgrimskirkja in the country’s capital – Reykjavik. This picturesque landscape was appreciated by the singer Bon Iver. Therefore, he immortalized the beautiful waterfall Svartifoss and its inspiring beauty in his music video for the song “Holocene”.
Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Victoria falls located on the Zambezi river, on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is also one of the greatest natural wonders of our planet. The beautiful waterfall is considered “the greatest phenomenon in Africa”, it is more than twice as wide as the famous Niagara and twice as high. Thus, the height of the Victoria Falls in its center is 108 meters. Its width is slightly more than 1.7 kilometers.
Victoria falls was discovered in 1855 by David Livingstone, who named it after Queen Victoria. In the language of the local population it is called Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means “Thundering smoke”.
On the Zambezi river, the part that belongs to Zimbabwe, there is a place for viewing the beautiful waterfall from a good point. Therefore, in addition to traveling directly to Victoria Falls, you should also get to this viewpoint, so as not to miss the chance to see the incredible scenery.
Purakaunui Falls, New Zealand
Purakaunui located near Catlins on the South Island of New Zealand. Purakaunui consists of the three picturesque cascades, and because of its beauty it is very popular among tourists. Its picture was even immortalized on a new Zealand postage stamp in 1976.