Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011. | Tallest


Waterfall is a geological formation of the currents of water flowing through a rock formation with erosion and falling down from a height. Waterfalls can be made which is used in the park. Some waterfalls form in mountain environments where erosion often occurs. This is a list of 10 tallest waterfalls in the world.

1. Angel Falls

Angel Falls

Angel Falls

Country: Venezuela
Location: Canaima National Park
River: Gauja (Rio Gauya), tributary Rio Churún
Height: 979 meters (3212 feet)
Other Information: Although first seen at the beginning of the 20th century by the explorer Ernesto de Santa Cruz, the waterfall was not known to the world until it was officially by the American aviator, James Crawford Angel in flight to locate gold mine. In 1936, James Angel returned and landed his plane near the waterfall. The waterfall was named “Angel Falls” in memory of its discoverer, James Crawford Angel. Pemon Indian tribe called the waterfall as “Auyan-tepui” (“Aiyan-tepui”) which means “mountain devil”.

2. Tugela Falls

Tugela Falls

Tugela Falls

Country: South Africa
Location: Natal National Park
River: Tugela River
Height: 948 meters (3.110 feet)
Other Information: There is the second highest waterfall has an average volume of 1 cubic meter / second.

3. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas

Cataratas las Tres Hermanas

Cataratas las Tres Hermanas

Country: Peru
Location: Cordillera Oriental
River: –
Height: 914 meters (3000 feet)
Other Information: The third highest waterfall in the world has a beautiful neighborhood located in the forests of South America. Allegedly trees reach heights up to 30 m. While under the waterfall there is a lake with a depth of up to 4 meters. Environment waterfall Cataratas las Tres Hermanas have a diversity of vegetation and animals of various kinds.

4. Oloupena Falls

Oloupena Falls

Oloupena Falls

Country: USA
Location: Molokai, Hawaii
River: –
Height: 900 meters (2953 feet)
Other Information: This waterfall is less well known, because the volume of water that is slightly, this height which makes it in this list. Located in the north-eastern island of Molokai Hawaii.

5. Catarata Yumbilla

Catarata Yumbilla

Catarata Yumbilla

Country: Peru
Location: Cuispes, Arizonas
River:
Height: 896 meters (2938 feet)
Other Information: Although the waterfall is amazing because its height, the volume of water produced is not great for me. The location is also quite remote.

6. Vinnufossen

Vinnufossen

Vinnufossen

Country: Norway
Location: Sunndal, More Og Romsdal
River: Vinnu
Height: 860 meters (2822 feet)
Other Information: This is the highest waterfall in Europe and sixth in the world.

7. Baläifossen

Baläifossen

Baläifossen

Country: Norway
Location: Ulvik, Hordaland
River: Civic
Height: 850 meters (2788 feet)
Other Information: This is the second highest in Europe and seventh in the world. Precipitation falls down a cliff as high as 3,000 feet into the waters Osafjorden, a tributary of the upper Hardangerfjorden.

8. Pu’uka’oku Falls

Pu'uka'oku Falls

Pu’uka’oku Falls

Country: USA
Location: Molokai, Hawaii
River: nameless
Height: 840 meters (2756 feet)
Other Information: North Coast Molokai has the highest sea cliffs in the world. Every river that fell over the cliff will fall thousands of feet into the sea.

9. James Bruce Falls

James Bruce Falls

James Bruce Falls

Country: Canada
Location: Princess Louisa Provincial Marine Park
River: nameless
Height: 840 meters (2755 feet)
Other Information: James Bruce Falls is a waterfall high semi-seasonal snow come from small lakes perched high in the mountains Prince Louisa. James Brown’s name is the name of the grandfather of a surveyor who examined the Waterfall is.

10. Browne Falls

Browne Falls

Browne Falls

Country: New Zealand
Location: Fiordlands National Park
River: –
Height: 836 meter (2744 feet)
Other information: is the middle of stunning scenery subtropical rain forest, fell into a narrow gulf between high cliffs near Hall Arm. As shown in the figure, the source of this waterfall is a lake 836 m above the sea surface which is currently filled and then overflowed into the mountainside. This is one of tallest waterfall in the world.


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