Top 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World
1. Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya is a gorgeous waterfall, located on the Zambia and Zimbabwe border. The water of Zambezi river falls down in a straight line for 354 ft (108 m). It is wide ( 5,604 ft/1,708 m), therefore water spray raises very high and can be spotted from many kilometers away.
2. Iguazu Falls in Argentina
Iguazu Falls are found on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Not very high (285 ft/87 m), but very impressive: it has 275 cascades, that form a horseshoe and stretch for 8858 ft (2700 m).
3. Angel Falls in Venezuela
Angel Falls is the highest in the world, which falls down uninterrupted for 3,212 ft (979 m). You can visit it in Canaima National Park, which is protected by UNESCO. It is named after its discoverer US aviator Jimmie Angel.
4. Kaieteur Falls in Guyana
Kaieteur Falls is found in Guyana. Water falls for 741 ft (226 m), then it reaches the first of the many steep cascades. It attracts many tourists, who like extreme trips, since the fall is in the middle of a wilderness with no urban amenities.
5. Niagara Falls in USA/Canada
Niagara Falls is probably the most famous in the world. It marks US and Canada border. Niagara is formed of two sections – the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the American side – that are separated by an island. The Horseshoe Falls are more impressive: water here drops 173 ft (53 m), while the American Falls drop only 70–100 ft (21–30 m).
6. Gullfoss (Golden Falls) in Iceland
Gullfoss is a magnificent waterfall located in southwest Iceland. Not particularly high (two 36 ft/11 m and 68 ft/21 m plunges), however, it is very beautiful. Due to a crevice, the river Hvítá seems to disappear into the abyss.
7. Plitvice Falls in Croatia
Plitvice Falls are found in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. They are not very high falls, but are stunning due to the many cascades water has to overcome. There are hundreds of waterfalls. The color of water varies from from crystal clear to azure, to turquoise.
8. Yosemite Falls in USA
Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in North America. It drops 2,425 ft (739 m) in the Sierra Nevada, California. The source of water is melting snow, therefore sometimes the stream may cease due to a little amount of snow.
9. Sutherland Falls in New Zealand
Sutherland Falls are located in Fiordland, New Zealand. With its 1902 ft (580 m) plunge it is one of the tallest waterfall in the world. It falls in three cascades, that create this unique landscape. It was named after its discoverer Donald Sutherland in 1880.
10. Nohkalikai Falls in India
Nohkalikai Falls is found in India. Water falls down for 1100 ft (335 m). Although the feeding stream is only 1,5 mi (2 km) long, Nohkalikai is still very impressive. A pool is formed below the fall, in which water receives green color.