105 World’s Most Amazing And Famous Waterfalls – 41 to 60

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After reviewing about 400 of waterfalls around the world i stopped at these beautiful and amazing 105 waterfalls. These I find most interesting. For me they are the tallest, biggest, largest most beautiful falls in the world. A waterfall is a place where flowing water rapidly drops in elevation as it flows over a steep region or a cliff. Enough said. I will let you now enjoy some beautiful natural wonders of our planet.

Please note that this post in not supposed to be complete so please be free to post links to other amazing waterfalls you’ve seen in the comments to this post.

The information sources are listed at the end of this post.

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Hunlen Falls, British Columbia Canada

Hunlen Falls, British Columbia Canada

Hunlen Falls, originally called Mystery Falls is a waterfall in the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, located in Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park to the west of the communities of Tatla Lake, Kleena Kleene and Nimpo Lake. It is the second-highest waterfall in British Columbia, after Della Falls on Vancouver Island, and measures a total of 1300 feet, falling from the north end of Turner Lake 850–900 feet into a box canyon, then another 400 feet into the Atnarko River, a tributary of the Bella Coola River. The watercourse between Turner Lake and the Atnarko is named Hunlen Creek. The name is that of an Indian chief who had traplines in the area. photo source

Iguazu Falls, Brazil Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Brazil Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu; Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú; Guarani: Chororo Yguasu) are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian State of Paraná and the Argentine Province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River starts at the city of Curitiba and runs for the most part of the course in Brazil and at the end at the border of Brazil and Argentina. The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi) of the Iguazu River. Some of the individual falls are up to 82 metres (269 ft) in height, though the majority are about 64 metres (210 ft). The Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo in Spanish or Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese), a U-shaped, 82-meter-high, 150-meter-wide and 700-meter-long (490 by 2300 feet) cataract, is the most impressive of all, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. Two thirds of the falls are within Argentine territory. About 900 meters of the 2.7-kilometer length does not have water flowing over it. The edge of the basalt cap recedes only 3 mm (0.1 in) per year. The water of the lower Iguazu collects in a canyon that drains in the Paraná River, shortly downstream from the Itaipu Dam. The junction of the water flows marks the border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. photo source

Illilouette Fall, California

Illilouette Fall, California

Illilouette Fall is a 370 foot (112 m) waterfall in Yosemite National Park. It is located in a small side canyon directly across from Vernal Falls, and is visible from the trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls. The best vantage point is from the Panorama Trail as it descends from Glacier Point. photo source

Jog Falls, India

Jog Falls, India

Jog Falls, created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft) is the highest plunge waterfall in India Located in Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. It is also called by alternative names of Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. photo source

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls is a high-volume waterfall on the Potaro River in central Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni region. It is located in Kaieteur National Park. It is 226 meters (741 ft) when measured from its plunge over a sandstone and conglomerate cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 251 meters (822 ft). While many falls have greater height, few have the combination of height and water volume. This has given Kaieteur Falls the misleading label of “largest single drop” waterfall in the world which is often misinterpreted as “tallest single drop.” However, it is likely one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. Kaieteur Falls is about five times higher than the more well known Niagara Falls and about two times the height of the Victoria Falls. photo source

Kalambo Falls, Zambia Tanzania

Kalambo Falls, Zambia Tanzania

Kalambo Falls on the Kalambo River is a 772ft (235m) single drop waterfall on the border of Zambia and Tanzania at the southeast end of Lake Tanganyika. The falls are the second-highest uninterrupted falls in Africa (after South Africa’s Tugela Falls). Downstream of the falls the Kalambo Gorge which has a width of about 1 km and a depth of up to 300 m runs for about 5 km before opening out into the Lake Tanganyika rift valley. photo source

King George Falls, Australia

King George Falls, Australia

King George Falls is a dual waterfall that has an uninterrupted vertical drop of over 80m, making it the tallest waterfall in the state (at least based on the criteria that of longest vertical drop as opposed to the cumulative drop of Mitchell Falls). photo source

Kjelfossen, Norway

Kjelfossen, Norway

Kjelfossen (English: Kjell Falls) is one of the highest waterfalls in Norway. The falls are located near the village of Gudvangen in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county. With a total fall height of 755 metres (2,477 ft), the waterfall is listed as the 18th tallest waterfall in the world. The tallest single drop is 149 metres (489 ft). The height of the waterfall has never been accurately measured, so there are discrepancies in its actual height. Some sources list it as 840 metres (2,760 ft) tall. photo source

Kjeragfossen, Norway

Kjeragfossen, Norway

Has a total height of 2345 feet 715 meters, with the tallest single drop of 2345 feet 715 meters and it is located in Norway, Rogaland, Lysefjorden, Kjerag. This waterfall drains a series of small ponds and tarns on top of the famous Kjerag, or Kiragg, a 1000 meter tall mountain which drops straight off into the Lysefjord. Because the falls have such a small drainage area – which doesn’t appear to possess a lot of soil – the falls run off very quickly and dry out by the summer. When the falls do flow, the small stream sprays over 700 meters straight down to a large alluvial fan, before entering the ocean. The small volume makes the falls susceptable to being blown away in the wind, and appears to be difficult to photograph in a favorable way unless the stream is running high. While the height is significant in both the case of the uninterupted drop and as a whole, the bottom line is this isn’t a significant waterfall. photo source

The Kuang Si Falls, Laos

The Kuang Si Falls, Laos

The Kuang Si Falls, sometimes spelled Kuang Xi, is a waterfall about 29 kilometers (18 miles) south of Luang Prabang in Laos. These waterfalls are a favorite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang. The falls begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. These lead to the main fall with a 50 m cascade. The water collects in numerous turquoise blue pools as it flows downstream. The many cascades that result are typical of travertine waterfalls. photo source

The Krimmler Falls, Austria

The Krimmler Falls, Austria

The Krimmler Wasserfälle (Waterfalls of Krimml), with a total height of 380 meters (1,247 feet), is the highest waterfall in Austria. The falls are formed from the Krimmler Ache river and are located near the village of Krimml in the Hohe Tauern National Park in Salzburgerland. Krimmler Wasserfälle is a tiered waterfall. The waterfall begins at the Krimmler Ache at the top of the Krimmler Achendal, and plunges downward in three stages. The upper stage has a drop of 140 meters, the middle of 100 meters, and the lowest a drop of 140 meters. photo source

Krunefossen, Norway

Krunefossen, Norway

Krunefossen has a total height of 2165 feet 660 meters with the tallest single drop of 492 feet 150 meters and it is located in Norway, Sogn Og Fjordane, Stryn, Kjenndalen. This waterfall is fed by the Krunebreen Glacier, near the toe of the famous Kjenndalsbreen Glacier. photo source

Langfoss, Langfossen, Norway

Langfoss, Langfossen, Norway

Langfoss or Langfossen has a total height of 2008 feet 612 meters with the tallest single drop of 2008 feet 612 meters and located in Norway, Hordaland, Etne, Fjaera, it is possibly one of the most impressive waterfalls in Norway. A major road crosses the base of the falls providing easy access. photo source

Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho

Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho

Maletsunyane Falls is a 192 meter (630 ft) high waterfall in the Southern African country Lesotho. It is located near the town of Semonkong. photo source

Manawaiopuna Falls, Hawaii

Manawaiopuna Falls, Hawaii

Manawaiopuna Falls is a beautiful scenic 360 foot high waterfall located in the south-central part of the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Manawaiopuna Falls used to be a secret waterfall in Hawaii but all that went out the window when a shot of Manawaiopuna Falls was used in the movie Jurassic Park. Now beautiful scenic Manawaiopuna Falls is a big tourist attraction on Kauai, Hawaii. photo source

Mardalsfossen, Norway

Mardalsfossen, Norway

Mardalsfossen is one of the ten highest waterfalls in Europe. It is located in the municipality of Nesset in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The falls are on the Mardøla river which flows into the lake Eikesdalsvatnet, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northwest of the village of Eikesdalen. The waterfall is depicted in Nesset’s coat-of-arms. The total fall is 705 metres (2,313 ft) according to SSB, 657 metres (2,156 ft) according to World Waterfall Database. It consists of two large drops and several smaller ones lower down. The highest vertical drop, which is 358 metres (1,175 ft), is one of the tallest in Norway. It is on average 24 metres (79 ft) wide. It is a tiered waterfall. photo source

McWay Falls, California

McWay Falls, California

McWay Falls is an 80 foot waterfall located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park that flows year-round. Like Alamere Falls, this waterfall is one of only two in the region that are close enough to the ocean to be referred as “tidefalls”. It is located on McWay Creek. Although it can be viewed via a trail from above, the beach and scenic cove below is difficult to access by land, however, it could be easily reached by boat. Even with this possibility, it is not recommended that people visit the beach as a safety precaution due to crumbling cliffs and environmental reasons. photo source

Mitchell Falls, Australia

Mitchell Falls, Australia

Mitchell Falls is a very beautiful 4-tiered waterfall set deep in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. The cumulative height is roughly 80m making it the second tallest waterfall in the state (at least according to the literature). The stunning backdrop of the red escarpment lands of the Mitchell Plateau and the oasis-like qualities around the falls really makes this one stand out. photo source

Mollisfossen, Norway

Mollisfossen, Norway

Mollisfossen (Mallesfossen, Mollijus) has a total height of 883 feet 269 meters with the tallest single drop of 459 feet 140 meters and it is located in Norway, Finnmark, Reisadalen, Bilto.
This powerful fall is not visited by many. The falls are among the most powerful in the country, and probably rank among the most impressive as well. There are three tiers, a pair of plunges, separated by a fan shaped fall which drops into a large bowl in the middle of the cliff. A trail leads to the very base of the falls, but the upper tiers can only be seen from across the valley. photo source

Monument Falls, Montana

Monument Falls, Montana

Monument Falls with a total height of 1840 feet 561 meters and a tallest single drop of 1160 feet 354 meters, is located in USA, Montana, Glacier National Park, Avalanche Lake. Monument Falls is one of the three tall waterfalls seen dropping into the far side of popular Avalanche Lake, just a short hike off of the Going-to-the-Sun Highway in Glacier National Park. The falls are fed by glaciers and snowfields in Floral Park, and do appear to flow year round, but are best during the early summer. photo source

Inspiration sources: en.wikipedia.org, www.world-waterfalls.com, www.world-of-waterfalls.com


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