As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But when it comes to waterfalls, no words or photos can truly do justice to the beauty and majesty of these captivating natural wonders. From thundering behemoths like Niagara Falls to delicate cascades like Angel Falls, these breathtaking waterfalls are scattered across the globe for us to admire. Look at some of the most beautiful waterfalls on Earth that will steal your heart right away.
1. Angels Falls
Unarguably the highest waterfall in the world, the angel falls drops at an incredible 3,212 feet from the top of the Auyan-tepui mountain in Venezuela. You can only reach the remote location on boats or a long hike, but the mesmerizing views make an effort worth it.
2. Niagara Falls, USA/Canada
One of the most famous waterfalls in the world. Niagara Falls awaits tourists with three separate majestic cascades. The Fall offers stunning views from both Canada and the United States. However, the Canadian side is known to be vastly better.
3. Victoria Falls
One of the largest in the world, this waterfall spans over 1 mile wide and drops 354 feet. It’s definitely one of the wonders of the modern world.
4. Iguazu Falls
A series of waterfalls located between Argentina and Brazil, you’ll enjoy a stunning view of over 275 cascades in a truly breathtaking sight.
5. Yosemite Falls
The United States isn’t short on breathtaking falls, it seems. Yosemite is one of the tallest in the world, with a total dropping height of 2425 feet.
6. Plitvice Waterfalls
A Unesco World Heritage Site, Plitvice holds within her a series of cascades and lakes that’ll leave you speechless.
7. Kaieteur Falls
Themed as one of the largest single-drop waterfalls on the planet, the over 741 feet waterfalls are a true hidden gem you need to see.
Gullforce is located in Iceland and is renowned for being a spectacular two-tiered waterfall in Iceland’s Golden Circle. Gullfoss drops over 100 feet into a narrow canyon for your sightseeing delight.
9. Jog Falls
Jog Falls is one of the highest falls in India. It has a reputation for not streaming down the rocks in a tiered fashion. The lush green surroundings make this waterfall a must-see.
10. Shoshone Falls
Housed on the edge of the Twin Falls, this Idaho nature masterpiece is 65 meters tall and massive while at it. One of the largest natural waterfalls in the United States, the Shoreshone offers an exhilarating adventure of the highest kind.
11. Akaka Falls
This Fall offers a stunning sight that’s perfect if you’re big on seeing unconventional spirals of cascading waters. It’s one of the sights that make holidaying in Hawaii worth every penny.
12. Tegenungan Waterfall
Tegenungan is found among a lush spiral of greenery that is quietened by the music of falling waters. Sunrise and set are the best hours to capture yourself wrapped in this thing of beauty.
13. Rhine Falls
Switzerland is home to some of the most imaginable wonders, and the Rhine Falls is one of them. Known for its force field, the Rhine is one of Europe’s most potent falls, sure to take your breath away.
14. Kawasan Falls
At the foot of the Mantalongon Mountain Range, Kawasan Falls is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Philippines. The lush jungle scenes and steep limestone canyon walls are worth traveling half the world to see.
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