105 World’s Most Amazing And Famous Waterfalls – 61 to 80

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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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Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot (3 m) drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet (189 m). Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon. It is credited by a sign at the site of the falls as the third tallest year-round waterfall in the United States. photo source

Nachi Falls, Japan

Nachi Falls, Japan

Nachi Falls (Nachi no Taki) in Nachikatuura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, is one of the best-known waterfalls in Japan. With a drop of at 133 m, it is often erroneously thought to be the country’s tallest. In fact, the tallest waterfall in Japan is the Hannoki Falls, at 497 m. photo source

Nevada Falls, California

Nevada Falls, California

Nevada Fall is a 594-foot (181 m) high waterfall on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, California. It is located below the granite dome, Liberty Cap, at the west end of Little Yosemite Valley. The waterfall is widely recognized by its bent shape, in which the water free-falls for roughly the first third of its length to a steep slick-rock slope. This mid-fall impact of the water on the cliff face creates a turbulent, whitewater appearance in the falls and produces a great deal of mist which covers a wide radius, which led to its current name (Nevada is an old Spanish word meaning snowy). photo source

The Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (121 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. Niagara Falls is divided into the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls. The Horseshoe Falls drop about 173 feet (53 m), the height of the American Falls varies between 70–100 feet (21–30 m) because of the presence of giant boulders at its base. The larger Horseshoe Falls are about 2,600 feet (790 m) wide, while the American Falls are 1,060 feet (320 m) wide. photo source

Nohkalikai Falls, India

Nohkalikai Falls, India

Nohkalikai Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. Its height is 1100 feet (335 metres). The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth. Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of comparatively small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season in December – February. Below the falls there has formed a plunge pool with unusual green colored water. Name of the falls (in Khasi language – “Jump of Ka Likai”) is linked to a legend about local women Likai who after family tragedy became insane and jumped off the cliff next to the falls. photo source

Ouzoud Waterfalls, Morocco

Ouzoud Waterfalls, Morocco

Ouzoud Waterfalls (French: Cascades d’Ouzoud) 110 m high are located in the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal, 150 km north-east of Marrakech, in Morocco. It is the most visited site of the region. Ouzoud is the Berber word for “olive”, referring to the nearby olive trees. photo source

The Palouse Falls, Washington

The Palouse Falls, Washington

The Palouse Falls lies on the Palouse River, about 4 mi (6.4 km) upstream of the confluence with the Snake River in southeast Washington, United States. The falls are 200 ft (61 m) in height. The falls consists of an upper falls with a drop of 20 feet (6.1 m) which lies 1,000 feet (300 m) north northwest of the main drop, and a lower falls, with a drop of 180 feet (55 m). photo source

Papalaua Falls, Hawaii

Papalaua Falls, Hawaii

Papalaua Falls has a total height of 1644 feet 501 meters with the tallest single drop of 1115 feet 340 meters and it is located in USA, Hawaii, Molokai, Papalaua Valley. Papalaua Falls have formed on Kawai Nui Stream. Contrary to most waterfalls of Moloka’i, Papalaua Falls are perennial. In Papalaua Falls meet two streams. For most part these streams are separated and they join only at the lower part of falls. The smaller stream is located to the north, it is higher. photo source

Paulo Afonso Falls, Cachoeiras de, Brazil

Paulo Afonso Falls, Brazil

Paulo Afonso Falls (also known as Cachoeira de Paulo Afonso) is a series of waterfalls on the São Francisco River in the northeastern section of Brazil adjacent to the city of Paulo Afonso. It stands 275 feet (84 m) high and averages no more than 60 feet (18 m) wide. photo source

The Piedra Volada falls, Mexico

The Piedra Volada falls, Mexico

The Piedra Volada falls (Spanish: Cascada de Piedra Volada) is located in Cañon Candameña of the Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre) in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. At the height of 1,486 feet (453 meters) it is the tallest waterfall in Mexico. Piedra Volada are known to flow only during the wet season. They may be viewed from a moderate distance. The English translation is “Flown Stone”. photo source

Pitchfork Falls (Goat Lake Falls), Alaska

Pitchfork Falls (Goat Lake Falls), Alaska

Pitchfork Falls has a total height of 2093 feet 638 meters and it is located in USA, Alaska, Skagway, Goat Lake. The falls cascade out of Goat Lake, just north of Skagway and drop into the Skagway River. The falls drop almost 2100 feet in about a mile, and don’t appear to have any single vertical drop over 100 feet or so. The falls can be seen in their entirety from the Klondike Highway. photo source

Plitvice Lakes Waterfalls, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Waterfalls, Croatia

In Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia you’ll stumble upon a group of waterfalls like no other. The park is comprised of at least 16 lakes at various levels of elevation, each formed by runoff from the lakes above it, linked by a series of larger and smaller falls. Formed by natural dams made of travertine, the falls range in colour from azure to green and grey. photo source

The Rhine Falls, Rheinfall, Switzerland

The Rhine Falls, Switzerland

The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in German) are the largest plain waterfalls in Europe.
The falls are located on the High Rhine between the municipalities of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen, near the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland, between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zürich. They are 150 m (450 ft) wide and 23 m (75 ft) high. photo source

Ribbon Falls, California

Ribbon Falls, California

Ribbon Falls, located in Yosemite National Park in California, flows off a cliff on the west side of El Capitan, and is the largest single-drop waterfall in North America. The fall is fed by melting winter snow; while therefore dry for much of the year, the fall is a spectacular 1,612 feet (491 m) in the spring. photo source

Rothbachfall, Germany

Rothbachfall, Germany

Rothbachfall has a total height of 1540 feet 469 meters and it is the tallest waterfall in Germany. It’s located in the very southeast corner of Germany, about 20 air miles south of Salzburg, Austria. The falls consist of three tiers, a large horsetail, a smaller plunge, and a series of cascades before the stream flows into Lake Königssee. photo source

San Rafael Falls, Ecuador

San Rafael Falls, Ecuador

The San Rafael waterfall is the largest and most spectacular waterfall in Ecuador. The San Rafael Falls are over 500 feet high and carry a huge volume of water in an astonishing display of nature’s power. They are located at the foot of the highly active Reventador Volcano which rises out of the Amazon jungle east of the Andes. photo source

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is very picturesque and therefore its photo can be found in many books and calendars. Seljalandsfoss is situated in between Selfoss and Skógafoss at the road crossing of Route 1 (the Ring Road) with the track going into Þórsmörk. This waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to go behind the waterfall. photo source

Sentinel Falls, California

Sentinel Falls, California

Sentinel Falls is a long series of cascades descending into Yosemite Valley alongside Sentinel Rock. It is a tiered waterfall consisting of 6 major drops totaling 1,920 feet (590 m), the longest single drop being 500 feet (150 m). Despite its immense height it has a relatively low drainage and is usually dry by July. photo source

The Serio Falls, Italy

The Serio Falls, Italy

The Serio Falls (Italian: Cascate del Serio) is the tallest waterfall in Italy and one of the major ones in Europe. Serio Falls is located approximately 100 km from Milano, near the village of Valbondione, in the upper Valle Seriana, Province of Bergamo, Lombardy, Northern Italy. The falls are composed of three main steps, respectively 166, 74 and 75 metres tall. Taken together the falls have a drop of 315 m (more than 1000 ft). The falls are formed by the Serio River, at a short distance from its source in the Bergamo Alps. photo source

The Shomyo Waterfall and Hannoki Waterfall, Japan

The Shomyo Waterfall and Hannoki Waterfall, Japan

The Shomyo Waterfall (Shomyo-daki; Shomyo Great Falls or just Shomyo Falls) and Hannoki Waterfall (Hannoki-no-taki; Hannoki Falls) comprise the twin towers of waterfalls in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. Shomyo Daki (left) is said to be Japan’s tallest permanent waterfall. Hannoki-no-taki (right) is said to be Japan’s tallest waterfall at a height of 497 m (1,640 feet). However, it only has water from April to July when the snow covering the Midagahara plateau melts. From a statistics standpoint, Shomyo-daki is commonly quoted as having a cumulative height of 350m. photo source

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


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