Photo tour: Waterfalls around the world

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If there’s one natural wonder that never fails to draw a steady stream of travelers, it’s waterfalls.

If there’s one natural wonder that never fails to draw a steady stream of travelers, it’s waterfalls. Whether it’s a single stream jetting off an impossibly high cliff or a row of gushing falls rolling down a long ridge, waterfalls are some of the most beautiful attractions you’ll find in the natural world.

No two waterfalls are exactly the same. Some, like Sutherland Falls in New Zealand and Yosemite Falls in California fall in several cascades. Others, like the three waterfalls of Niagara Falls, often serve as the backdrop for romantic occasions like proposals or weddings. Some bring unexpected beauty to an already awe-inspiring site, like the green-blue pool at the base of Havasu Falls at the Grand Canyon. And when it comes to bragging rights, the 3,212-foot Angel Falls on Venezuela’s Auyantepui mountain takes the title of tallest waterfall in the world.

Today, enjoy this photo tour of beautiful waterfalls from around the world.

Niagara Falls, Ontario & New York (Image: nic_r used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Niagara Falls, Ontario & New York (Image: nic_r used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Kaieteur Falls, Guyana (Image: sorenriise)
Kaieteur Falls, Guyana (Image: sorenriise)
Krimmler Falls, Austria (Image: gravitat-OFF)
Krimmler Falls, Austria (Image: gravitat-OFF)
Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon (Image: tombothetominator)
Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon (Image: tombothetominator)
Plitvice Falls, Croatia (Image: 29cm used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Plitvice Falls, Croatia (Image: 29cm used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Sutherland Falls, New Zealand (Image: Fred Hsu)
Sutherland Falls, New Zealand (Image: Fred Hsu)
Iguazu Falls, Argentina & Brazil (Image: ScottLilly)
Iguazu Falls, Argentina & Brazil (Image: ScottLilly)
Yosemite Falls, California (Image: Kevin Eldon)
Yosemite Falls, California (Image: Kevin Eldon)
Angel Falls, Venezuela (Image: davidkjelkerud)
Angel Falls, Venezuela (Image: davidkjelkerud)
Dettifoss Falls, Iceland (Image: batintherain used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Dettifoss Falls, Iceland (Image: batintherain used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

(Main image: scazon)

Photo tour: Waterfalls around the world was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.