Nature has created great diversity in landscapes, with the likes of mountains, rivers, seas, deserts and waterfalls. These landforms not only exhibit the creativity and power of nature, but have also been a source of fascination for the human race.
Here are top 10 world’s highest waterfalls:
10. Browne Falls
On the number 10 spot in this list is the magnificent waterfalls known as the Browne Falls, which lie above Doubtful Sound in the Fiordland National Park of New Zealand. This 2744 feet high waterfall is formed by Lake Browne overflowing down the face of the mountain.
9. James Bruce Falls
Falling from the altitude of 2755 feet, the James Bruce Falls in Princess Louisa Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada is regarded as the highest waterfall in North America. The origin of the falls lies in a small snowfield in the park.
8. Pu’uka’oku Falls
Next on the list of top1 0 highest waterfalls I the world is Pu’uka’oku Falls in Hawaii, which measures an incredible 2756 feet in altitude. It is also the highest waterfall in USA.
7. Balaifossen Falls
Balaifossen is a magnificent waterfall in Hordaland, Norway. Dropping from a height of 2788 feet, it is regarded as the second highest waterfall in Europe and Norway.
6. Vinnufossen Falls
Another Norwegian waterfall to feature in the list is Vinnufossen, which lies in the east of a village called Sunndalsora in More og Romsal county of Norway. It is situated at a height of 2822 feet and is fed by the Vinnufonna glacier and river Vinnu.
5. Catarata Yumbilla Falls
The number 5 spot in the list of highest waterfalls in the world is bagged by Catarata Yumbilla Falls in the Amazonas region of Peru. Though the waterfall comes from an amazing height of 2938 feet, it does not carry a great volume of water.
4. Olo’upena Falls
Next on this list is the 2953 feet high Olo’upena Falls, which is situated on the Molokai Island of Hawaii. The falls can be seen making their way down the magnificent sea side cliffs, which lie between the Wailau and Pelekunu valleys and present a marvelous spectacle.
3. Cataratas Ias Tres Hermanas
Cataratas Ias Tres Hermanas, a 3000 feet high waterfall in Ayacucho, Peru, sits proudly on number 3 in the list of highest waterfalls in the world. The drainage of the falls is not considerable but it definitely deserves a special mention when we speak of the heights.
2. Tugela Falls
Tugela Falls, which are located in Royal Natal National Park in KwaZulu Natal Province in South Africa, makes it to this list as the second highest waterfalls in the world. Here, the water drops from the Drakensberg Mountains from an altitude of 3110 feet.
1. Angel Falls
Angel Falls in Venezuela makes the undisputed number 1 on the list of 10 highest waterfalls in the world, with an unbelievable altitude of 3212 feet. Angel Falls are a part of Canaima National Park, which is located in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar state.
All these waterfalls make a source of fascination for thousands of people from around the globe, who visit them every year.