Natural wonders embrace the sublime power and the impermanence of nature. Waterfalls are one of the wonders of nature for mankind.
The force of a waterfall can create a valley in the mountains, shape the world’s greatest canyons and even power our grid.
Admire 10 amazing waterfalls all over the world.
1. Angel Falls – Venezuela
Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world, falling from an altitude of 979m from the Auyantepui cliff in Venezuela. In fact, the waterfall is so high that most of the falling water is evaporated or melted like a fine mist before it hits the ground.
2. Ban Gioc Waterfall – Vietnam and China border
The spectacular Ban Gioc Waterfall is located on the Vietnam-China border, being the fourth largest waterfall on the border line after Iguazu Falls, Niagara and Victoria. The picturesque scenery adds to the splendor of the waterfall, especially the recently discovered Tongling gorge, which is home to a number of endemic species – species that cannot be found in any anywhere else in the world.
3. Dettifoss Waterfall – Iceland
Located in Northeast Iceland, the giant Dettifoss waterfall is recognized as the largest and most powerful waterfall in Europe. Dettifoss Waterfall is hidden deep in Vatnajökull National Park and has yet to be exploited for energy. The plan to build a hydroelectric plant in this area has been canceled because the land here is rather porous.
4. Gocta Cataracts Waterfall – Peru
For locals, the Gocta Cataracts waterfall has been known for centuries, but this place remained a secret to the rest of the world until 2005, when the German explorer Stefan Ziemendorf discovered this waterfall. Located in a remote Amazon province in Peru, Gocta Cataracts is one of the highest waterfalls in the world. Although its exact height has not been determined, the original estimate is that it is the third highest waterfall in the world..
Locals keep the location a secret because they fear that revealing this place will release the curse of a beautiful blonde mermaid, rumored to be living in this country.
5. Havasu Falls – USA
Weaving on majestic red rocks and pouring into turquoise water, creating the majestic landscape is why Havasu Falls is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the world. Havasu Falls is located deep in the spectacular Grand Canyon National Park, where at last the water converges with the majestic Colorado River.