Monday, November 15, 2010

10 World's Tallest Waterfalls

1. Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls
Angel Falls is a waterfall in Venezuela.It is the world's highest waterfall, with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State, Venezuela.The height of the fall is so great that, before getting anywhere near the ground, much of the water is evaporated or carried away as a fine mist by the strong wind. The base of the falls feeds into the Kerep River (alternatively known as the Río Gauya), which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River.
2. Tugela Falls, South Africa

Tugela Falls
Tugela Falls  is the world's second highest waterfall. The total drop in five free-leaping falls is 948 meters (3,110 feet). They are located in the Drakensberg (Dragon's Mountains) in the Royal Natal National Park in KwaZulu-Natal Province, Republic of South Africa. They are easily viewed after a heavy rain from the main travel road into the park, glistening from the reflection of the late afternoon sun. The source of the Tugela River (Zulu for 'sudden') is at Mont-Aux-Sources several kilometers from the escarpment from which the falls drop. The water is pure and safe to drink above the falls.

3. Cataratas Las Tres Hermanas, Peru

Cataratas las Tres Hermanas
Cataratas Las Tres Hermanas them 3rd highest waterfall to world. Located the in Peru, in Province Ayacucho, in Rio Cutivireni. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas them gorgeous waterfall, which them high 914 m and his Width them 12 m. His flow them approximately 1 m3 for second. Waterfall Cataratas las Tres Hermanas them located in beautiful environment South America jungle. Ambient Trees allegedly reach height until 30 m. Under waterfall them then beautiful Lake, which reaches depths 4 m. During travel to waterfall Cataratas las Tres Hermanas You watch rich vegetation and great diversity animals.

4. Oloupena Falls, Hawaii

Oloupena Falls
Oloʻupena Falls, or Oloupena Falls (2,953 feet or 900.07 m), is a waterfall located in the north-eastern part of Hawaiian Island of Molokai, and is considered to be the fourth highest waterfall in the world.Falls have formed on a short, seasonal stream and are falling over the edge of one of the tallest sea-side cliffs of the world, located between the Pelekunu and Wailau valleys. Falls have gnawed a groove in the cliff-face and can be observed only from the ocean or air.

5. Yumbilla Falls, Peru

Yumbilla Falls
Yumbilla Falls (896 m), situated in Peru, is the world's fifth tallest waterfall, and was only recently discovered. Although the waterfall is magnificent due to its height, the volume of water is not large. Due to its remote location, not many photographs of this waterfall are available in the public domain.This is a tiered waterfall and has four distinct drops, meaning that its total drop of 896 meters is split into four distinct steps.

6.Vinnufossen, Norway

Vinnufossen - this small stream does flow all year long and can, at times, produce a significant volume. Total drop to be on the order of 860 meters, which makes this one of the tallest waterfalls on earth.

7. Baläifossen, Norway
Baläifossen (2,788 feet or 850 mThis waterfall drops down a 3000 foot cliff into the waters of the Osafjorden, a tributary of the upper reaches of Hardangerfjorden. The falls appear to be fed primarily by several small lakes and tarns, but it's likely that seasonal snowfields contribute the majority of the stream's water. Because of the small drainage area, it may be likely that the falls are less than impressive during the late summer and fall. The falls are best seen from a road on the opposite side of the fjord which leads to the head of the fjord at the town of Osa.

8. Pu'uka'oku Falls, Hawaii

Pu'uka'oku Falls
Pu'uka'oku Falls - The 8th largest waterfall in the world, Pu'uka'oku Falls checks in at 2756 feet (840 m) tall, and is located on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. The north cliffs of this island have the tallest sea cliffs in the world. Any stream that drops over these cliffs will fall thousands of feet into the sea.

9. James Bruce Falls, Canada

James Bruce Falls
James Bruce Falls is the highest measured waterfall in the continent of North America and eighth tallest in the world. Located in Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park in British Columbia,Canada, it stems from a small snowfield and cascades 2,755 feet (840 m) down to Princess Louisa Inlet. Two parallel streams, for which the falls are named, come from this snowfield, one of which is persistent throughout the year and the other of which usually dries up by July. The stream flows into Loquilts Creek, which empties into the inlet via the better known Chatterbox Falls.

10. Browne Falls, New Zealand

Browne Falls
Browne Falls is a waterfall above Doubtful Sound, which is located in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand. In breathtaking scenery amidst temperate rain forest, the falls cascade down to the fiord near Hall Arm. Heights of 619 metres and 836 metres have been given for the falls. Their source is a tarn called Lake Browne (836 m above sea level) which when full, overflows down the side of the mountain face (similar to Sutherland's source).

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1 comment:

  1. Pu'uka'oku Falls, Hawaii with snow? Really not. Also Oloupena Falls, Hawaii is a single fall down a steep cliff. Got confused there a bit, didn't you!


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