Waterfalls have that weird ability to instil serenity and terrifying awe all at the same time.
Here’s our run down of the world’s 10 most breathtaking waterfalls. The sublime picture of Yosemite is by puliarf.
10) Dettifos – Iceland
Europe’s most powerful waterfall (also features in the opening scene of Prometheus)
9) Detian Falls / Ban Gioc – China and Vietnam
The thundering sound of water on rock can be heard from miles afar
8) Yosemite Falls – USA
The native Ahwahneechee tribe believed the plunge pool was home to the spirits of petrifying witches.
7) Kaieteur Falls – Guyana
Three times taller than Niagara, twice as a high as Victoria, Kaieteur is one of world’s most powerful falls
6) Plitvice Lakes – Croatia
This seriously photographic national park contains 16 lakes all interconnected in one long cascade
5) Sutherland Falls – New Zealand
Situated way out in a remote corner of South Island, Sutherland is the tallest falls in New Zealand
4) Niagara Falls – Canada and USA
With more than six million cubic feet of water passing over it every minute, Niagara has the highest flow rate of any falls in the world
3) Victoria Falls – Zambia and Zimbabwe
The falls are also known by the indigenous name Mosi-oa-Tunya, which literally translates to “the smoke that thunders”
2) Angel Falls – Venezuela
At 3,212 ft (979 m) high, Angel Falls is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world
1) Iguazu Falls – Argentina and Brazil
Paseo Garganta del Diablo – one of the planet’s coolest observation decks [link our post] – allows visitors to get up close and personal with this undeniably epic waterfallCheap Flights To Iguazu
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Gocta Cataracts – Amazon, Peru
Lying deep within Amazonian Peru, these falls only came to the world’s attention as recently as 2005.
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