You will definitely want to see these for yourselves!
There is a particular kind of beauty about an impressive waterfall and these ones are a some picks from our favourites! Some are huge, some are really tall and some just plain magical, you will definitely find a few to add to your bucket-list!
On the border of Canada and the United States is this stunner that’s actually a collective of three different falls: the American, Luna, and Horseshoe. And an impressive one and a half million gallons of water flows through the Niagara river every second.
You might recognize this waterfall in south Iceland if you saw Thor: The Dark World. It’s also famous for being one of the biggest falls in the country and often sports a rainbow on sunny days, thanks to the large amounts of spray it produces.
If the peak of that mountain looks high, it’s because it is. Located in Venezuela is the world’s tallest uninterrupted waterfall at 3,212 feet above sea level. The name Angel comes from the first aviator to fly over the waterfall in the mid-20th century, Jimmie Angel.
This world famous waterfall is located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, and is a major tourist attraction for both countries. The stunning sight is likely the result of a volcanic eruption from millions of years ago.
Behold: The world’s largest waterfall, which is located in Africa on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Note “largest” doesn’t mean that it’s the highest or widest waterfall. But Victoria Falls does produce the biggest sheet of water out of any other (no big deal).
Anyone who visits Iceland knows they need to add this majestic marvel to the top of their list. The water falls into a deep crevice, so as tourists approach the natural wonder, the water seems to disappear into the center of the Earth.
This waterfall, located in California, is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to Yosemite National Park. It’s the tallest waterfall in the park at 2,425 feet, and also sports three gorgeous drops in total.
This Icelandic waterfall has a unique claim to fame — visitors came walk behind the cascading water to enjoy this striking view. All that’s missing is a picnic blanket and a glass of wine.
Each year more than 1.1 million people visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia and the waterfalls (which are really more like a network of lakes and falls throughout the park) are the main attraction.
In New Zealand you’ll find this waterfall, which is fed by a snow-fed lake. It was named for a prospector named Donald Sutherland, who was the first European to ever see the falls in 1880.
Angel Falls photograph by Francisco Becerro.