Perhaps the most beautiful miracle of nature.
Did you know that the height of the highest waterfall in the world comparable with the height of 33 nine houses? Interesting facts about the most beautiful waterfalls in the world read below.
No. 10. Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
Sutherland falls is one of the highest waterfalls in Oceania. The height of 580 meters. The waterfall is located in one of the most picturesque corners of New Zealand — on the territory of Fiordland national Park, a UNESCO world Heritage site.
The source of the waterfall is a mountain lake which flows into the Arthur river and the water falls powerful stream from the top of the Southern Alps. From this angle the lake is well visible.
No. 9. Waterfall Dettifoss, Iceland
Iceland is known for beautiful waterfalls, lakes, geysers and glaciers. One of the most famous and beautiful waterfalls in Iceland is the waterfall Dettifoss, which is considered the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
The waterfall is located on the territory of the national Park Ocularmotor, and is a continuation of the river Ocularmotor.
Among the sparse dry landscape waterfall looks like a miracle. Width of Dettifoss is about 100 meters, height — 44 meters (9 meters less than the Niagara falls), the average water consumption -193 m3/sec during flood — up to 600 m3/h.
No. 7. Kaieteur falls, Guyana
The waterfall is 226 meters is 5 times higher than Niagara falls and 2 times higher than Victoria falls. Moreover, it is the most powerful waterfall in the world.
No. 6. Yosemite Falls, California
Yosemite falls in California is located in the eponymous national Park. This waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in North America and the 20th tallest in the world.
The height of the upper, reaching the first terrace of the waterfall upper Yosemite, is 435 metres and the middle and lower waterfalls have a height of 206 and 98 meters, respectively.
No. 5. Angel Falls, Venezuela
Angel — the highest waterfall in the world! The height of angel falls 979 meters, width — 107 m, flow rate of 300 m3/h. The waterfall was named in honor of James angel pilot who flew over the falls in 1933.
The waterfall is located in the Canaima National Park in the rainforest of Venezuela. The waterfall rushes down from the top of the mountain auyantepui. The height of the drop of water is so great that to the ground came the only fog.
No. 4. Waterfall Sastavci, Croatia
Waterfall Sastavci — the largest and most beautiful waterfall in the national Park “Plitvice lakes” in Croatia. Perfectly clear turquoise water falls from a height of 72 meters.
No. 3. Niagara falls, USA/Canada
Niagara falls located on the Niagara river, which carries water 4 of the 5 Great lakes of America. Niagara falls is the most powerful in North America because of the volume of water passing through it.
Niagara falls is three waterfalls: the American falls (the American side), a small 20 metre Bridal Veil falls and the Horseshoe falls or Canadian (canadian side).
The height of the falls is 51 meters. The total length of the waterfall — 1150 meters, of which 323 meters American falls and 792 meters — Horseshoe.
No. 2. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
Victoria falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world! This wonder of the world was opened by the Scottish traveler and Explorer of Africa David Livingstone in 1855.
Victoria falls located on the Zambezi river. The width of the waterfall is 1,800 meters, the height is 107 meters. On the bottom of the gorge with the thundering of hundreds of millions of gallons of water per minute. The noise from the falls is audible at a distance of 20-30 km.
Victoria belongs to the world heritage of UNESCO.
No. 1. Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina
Iguazu consists of 275 waterfalls with a total width of more than 3 km, and the height is 82 m. the Noise of the waterfall is heard for 20-25 km from Iguazu is on the border of Brazil and Argentina, form a waterfall two rivers iguaçu and paraná.
It is a unique spectacle. The Indians gave the falls the name “Iguazu” — “big water”. Europeans first discovered by Spanish Conquistador don Alvaro Nunez Cases in 1541.
Waterfall Ighsau considered the eighth wonder of the world, every year it attracts thousands of tourists.