Showered with praise – top 10 breathtaking waterfalls [pics]

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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 best

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.

Dettifos - Top 10 breathtaking waterfalls in  the world
Dettifos. Photo by Neil D’Cruze

10) Dettifos – Iceland

Europe’s most powerful waterfall (also features in the opening scene of Prometheus)

Detian - Top 10 breathtaking waterfalls in  the world
Detian. Photo by B_cool

9) Detian Falls / Ban Gioc – China and Vietnam

The thundering sound of water on rock can be heard from miles afar

Yosemite - Top 10 breathtaking waterfalls
Yosemite. Photo by *~Dawn~*

8) Yosemite Falls – USA

The native Ahwahneechee tribe believed the plunge pool was home to the spirits of petrifying witches.

Kaieteur - Top 10 breathtaking waterfalls in  the world
Kaieteur Falls. Photo by sorenriise

7) Kaieteur Falls – Guyana

Three times taller than Niagara, twice as a high as Victoria, Kaieteur is one of world’s most powerful falls

Plitvice - Top 10 breathtaking waterfalls in  the world
Plitvice Lakes. Photo by Valerii9116

6) Plitvice Lakes – Croatia

This seriously photographic national park contains 16 lakes all interconnected in one long cascade

Sutherland - Top 10 breathtaking waterfalls in  the world
Sutherland Falls. Photo by chiropractical

5) Sutherland Falls – New Zealand

Situated way out in a remote corner of South Island, Sutherland is the tallest falls in New Zealand

Niagara Falls - Top 10 breathtaking waterfalls
Niagara Falls. Photo by Diego3336

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

Victoria - Top 10 breathtaking waterfalls in  the world
Victoria. Photo by jurvetson

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”

Angel Falls - Top 10 breathtaking waterfalls in  the world
Angel Falls. Photo by Erik Cleves Kristensen

2) Angel Falls – Venezuela

At 3,212 ft (979 m) high, Angel Falls is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world

Iguazu - Top 10 breathtaking waterfalls in  the world
Iguazu. Photo by SF Brit

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 waterfall

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Gocta Cataracts - Top 10 breathtaking waterfalls in  the world
Gocta Cataracts. Photo via Wikipedia

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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Showered with praise – top 10 breathtaking waterfalls [pics] was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
Author: Brett Ackroyd (631 posts)

Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.