It is impossible to remain indifferent to such beauty. With all its splendor, nature presents us with breathtaking waterfalls around the globe. Check out our selection with the ten most amazing waterfalls in the world!
1. Iguassu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
On the border between Paraná and Argentina is one of the main Brazilian postcards and largest waterfall by volume in the world, with an average of 1.3 million liters per second.Surrounded by the waters of the Iguazu River, the 275 waterfalls have height between 60 m and 82 m. To see them you need to enter the Iguaçu National Park, surrounded by a walkway of 1.2 km, which provides a beautiful view of the attraction.
2. Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe
It is the largest waterfall in Africa, with an average flow of 1 million liters per second.Located on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, its size is also impressive: 1.7 km in width and height between 61 128 m me. Besides the undeniable beauty, the waterfall keeps two curiosities. The first is that it is known as “Mosi-ao-Tunya” in the local language, meaning “smoke that thunders” in Portuguese. The second is that it was found in 1855 by Scottish explorer David Livingstone, who baptized in honor of Queen Victoria.Proof that nature is also culture!
3. Niagara Falls between U.S. and Canada
More than 12 million people visit every year this piece of paradise that borders between the Canadian province of Ontario and the State of York, in the U.S., through Lake Erie. No wonder they became the most famous waterfalls in North America, since the three together make an average volume of 4.5 million liters per second, which flow into the Niagara River and also serve as a source of hydroelectric power. Have your name comes from the Indian word Onguiaahora, which means “big thunder of waters” in Portuguese.
4. Angel Waterfall, Venezuela
Have you thought about jumping from the top of a waterfall with 1 km high? If you can not accomplish such a feat, at least appreciate the valley, down there, looking for the highest waterfall in the world. The height is such that before arriving near the ground, much of the water is evaporated or carried as a fine mist by the strong winds. To see such beauty close, go to the Guayana highlands, one of the five regions of Venezuela, home to the mountain and the river Auyantepui Churum that entornam the waterfall.
5. Yosemite Falls, California, USA
The Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada, California, home to the highest waterfalls in the U.S., with 739 m height. The attraction includes a set of three waterfalls, which have a large advantage for the less adventurous or physically unprepared, since access to them is considered easy. And here’s a tip: prefer to visit them in late spring when the water flow is at its peak.
6. Kaieteur waterfall, Guyana
A single drop of the falls most beautiful in the world, is on the Kaieteur Potaro River in central Guyana, within the National Park of the same name. Its peculiarity lies in the unique combination of magnitudes between height (from 226 m to 251 m), width (100 m) and very water volume. Besides the main waterfall – breathtaking tell by the way – the attraction also counts with a series of steep cascades and smaller.
7. Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland, the Gullfoss waterfall located in the canyon of the river Hvítá in the southwest of the country. Also wonder, since the waterfall gets to have 150 m³ volume of water during the summer, and 80 m³ during the winter.Another distinguishing feature is its sharp curves, perpendicular to the flow of the river and waterfalls that form 3 – 11 m, 21 me 32m deep and 2.5 km long.
8. Dettifoss Waterfalls, Iceland
Known as one of the largest and most powerful waterfalls in Europe, is on the river Dettifoss Jökulsá will Fjöllum within Jökulsárgljúfur National Park, in the area of Mývatn in northeast Iceland. 100 m wide and 44 m high, the cataract has a water flow of about 500 m³ per second, depending on the season and summer thaw. You can have different perspectives of its milky waters – which are fed by the melting of the glacier Vatnajökull – since both sides of the cataract can be visited.
9. Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
Known for its extreme sports and stunning natural beauty, New Zealand could not be left off the list with the most amazing waterfalls in the world. His Eye is on the girl Milford Track, in the South Island of the country. After a 45-minute walk along the trail leading to the waterfall gets that with its 580 m high, is the highest in the country.
10. Yellowstone Falls, USA
Two large waterfalls are the attractions of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. The upper falls are 33 meters high, and the lower 94 m, while the width is narrow, with only 22 m. An ancient and majestic canyon of 304 meters high surrounding the waterfalls, which reaches the volume of 240 cubic meters per second during peak flow.