105 World’s Most Amazing And Famous Waterfalls – 1 to 20



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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Alamere Falls California

Alamere Falls California

This 40 ft tall amazing fall is located in cliff dropping into the ocean in Pt. Reyes National Seashore, north of San Francisco, California in the US. Waterfalls that drop into the ocean are very rare and this waterfall drops directly into the Pacific Ocean. photo source

Alfred Creek Falls British Columbia, Canada

Alfred Creek Falls British Columbia, Canada

Alfred Creek, at one time known as Glacier Creek, is a creek flowing off the east flank of Mount Alfred, southeast into the lower reaches of the Skwawka River near its mouth into the head of Jervis Inlet, which is on the South Coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is the location of the unofficially-named Alfred Creek Falls, which cascades 700 meters (2,297 ft) down a sheer rock wall onto an alluvial fan and is one of North America’s highest waterfalls. photo source

Angel Falls Venezuela

Angel Falls Venezuela

Angel Falls, also known as Salto Angel (in Spanish) or Kerepakupai meru (in Pemon) which means ‘waterfall of the deepest place’. The waterfall is located in South America in the Canaima National Park, in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela. It was discovered in 1933 by an American adventurer James Angel and to honor him this waterfall is named after his name. The waterfall is world’s highest waterfall and is about 3212 feet (979 meters) high with a single longest drop of 2648 feet (807 meters) and has 47 numbers of drops in all. Angel Falls drops from a tabletop mountain (tepuy) deep in a Venezuelan equatorial rainforest, and it is widely acknowledged as the tallest permanent waterfall in the world. photo source

Augrabies Falls South Africa

Augrabies Falls South Africa

The Augrabies Falls is a waterfall on the Orange River, South Africa, within the Augrabies Falls National Park. The falls are around 60m in height. The original Khoikhoi residents named the waterfall Ankoerebis, ‘place of big noises’, from which the Trek Boers, who settled here later on, derived the name Augrabies. The gorge at the Augrabies Falls is 240 m deep and 18 km long, and is an impressive example of granite erosion. photo source

Baatara gorge waterfall Lebanon

Baatara gorge waterfall Lebanon

Baatara gorge waterfall (Balaa gorge waterfall) is a waterfall in the Tannourine, Lebanon.
The waterfall descends the Baatara Pothole, located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail. Discovered in 1952, the waterfall drops 255 m into a cave of jurassic limestone. The waterfall and accompanying sinkhole were fully mapped in the 1980s by the Speleo club du liban. The cave is also known as the “Cave of the Three Bridges.” During the spring snow melt, a 90-100 meter cascade falls behind the three bridges and then down into the 250 meter chasm. photo source

Barehipani Falls India

Barehipani Falls India

The Barehipani Falls is located in the core area of Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Orissa. It is the 2nd highest waterfall in India. The waterfall is situated on the Budhabalanga River flowing over the Meghasan mountain. The Joranda Falls is located nearby. The Barehipani Falls has a total height of 399 metres (1,309 ft). It is tiered waterfall with two drops. The tallest single drop is 259 metres (850 ft). photo source

Barron Falls Australia

Barron Falls Australia

Barron Falls is where the Barron River makes its descent from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns coastal plain, in Queensland, Australia. Protected within the Barron Gorge National Park, the volume of water seen in the photo only occurs after substantial rainfall during the wet season. For much of the rest of the year, little more than a trickle is evident, due in part to the presence of a weir behind the head of the falls that exists to supply the Barron Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station located downstream in the gorge proper. photo source

Basaseachic Falls Mexico, Cascada de Basaseachic Mexico

Basaseachic Falls Mexico, Cascada de Basaseachic Mexico

Basaseachic Falls (Cascada de Basaseachic) on the Basaseachic River is the second-highest waterfall in Mexico, located in the Parque Nacional Basaseachic at Cañon Basaseachic in the Copper Canyon region of northwest Mexico, near Creel, Chihuahua. They are 246 meters (807 ft) tall, second in Mexico only to the Cascada de Piedra Volada (Flying Stone Fall). photo source

Beaver Chief Falls Montana

Beaver Chief Falls Montana

Total Height: 1291 feet 393 meters, tallest Single Drop: 517 feet 158 meters
This one of the tallest waterfall in Montana’s Glacier National Park, Lake Ellen Wilson, USA. The falls are also known as Diamond Falls because as the water falls, it splits into two channels, then converges before it reaches the floor of the valley, forming a jagged diamond shape in the cliff. Prior to 1939, the NPS referred to the falls as Lincoln Falls. photo source

Blanche, Cascade, Reunion

Blanche, Cascade, Reunion

This is one of the most famous waterfalls on Reunion Island. The falls drop down the side of the Bras de Caverne River valley in four steps with the first drop being 400 meters. Some estimate the falls at 2100 feet tall, but there are a few blurbs circling the internet that indicate the falls may actually be in the range of 800 meters. The falls seem to be on a relatively small drainage, but during the wet season, they are quite impressive, and can be quite powerful. photo source

Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia

Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia

The Blue Nile Falls are a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. They are known as Tis Issat in Amharic, when translated, means ‘smoking water’ They are situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 kilometers downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. The falls are considered one of Ethiopia’s best known tourist attractions. The Blue Nile Falls are estimated to be between 37 and 45 meters high, consisting of four streams that originally varied from a trickle in the dry season to over 400 meters wide in the rainy season. photo source

Bridalveil Fall Yosemite Valley California

Bridalveil Fall Yosemite Valley California

Bridalveil Fall is one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California, seen yearly by millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park. Bridalveil Fall is 188 metres (617 ft) and flows year round. The glaciers that carved Yosemite Valley left many hanging valleys which spawned the waterfalls that pour into the valley. During lesser water flow, the falls often don’t reach the ground. Because of this, the Ahwahneechee Native Americans called this waterfall Pohono, which means Spirit of the Puffing Wind. photo source

Burney Falls California

Burney Falls California

Burney Falls is a waterfall on Burney Creek, in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Shasta County, California. The water comes from underground springs above and at the falls, which are 129 feet high, and provides an almost constant flow rate of 100 million US gallons per day (4 m³/s), even during the dry summer months. The falls were called ‘the Eighth Wonder of the World’ by President Theodore Roosevelt, and were declared a National Natural Landmark in December 1984. photo source

Cascata delle Marmore Italy

Cascata delle Marmore Italy

The Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore’s Falls) is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 165 m (541 feet), making it one of the tallest in Europe and the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. Of its 3 sections, the top one is the tallest, at 83 m (272 feet). It is located 7.7 km from Terni, a provincial capital of the Italian region of Umbria. Its source is a portion of the waters of the river Velino (the rest of the river flows into a hydroelectric power plant), after flowing through Piediluco lake near the community of Marmore. It pours into the valley below formed by the river Nera. Its flow is turned on and off according to a published schedule, to satisfy the needs of tourists and the power company alike. Tourists try to be there the moment the gates are opened to see the powerful rush of water. photo source

Comet Falls Washington

Comet Falls Washington

Comet Falls is a tall waterfall located on Van Trump Creek in Pierce County, Washington. The falls are thought to be the best in the Mount Rainier region. At first glance the falls drop about 300 feet (91 m) out of a hanging valley in one lofty plunge. The height of the plunge is actually 320 feet (98 m). The falls are more than that though, as there are two obvious smaller tiers below the main drop as well as one just visible above the main drop. The bottom two drops are 40 and 20 feet (6.1 m) high while the height of the upper drop is not known. In any case, assuming the upper drop is at least 20 feet (6.1 m) high, the falls are likely around 400 feet (120 m) high. photo source

Cumberland Falls Kentucky

Cumberland Falls Kentucky

Cumberland Falls, sometimes called the Little Niagara, the Niagara of the South, or the Great Falls, is a large waterfall on the Cumberland River in southeastern Kentucky. Spanning the river at the border of McCreary and Whitley counties, the waterfall is the central feature of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. On average the falls, which flow over a resistant sandstone bed, are 68 feet (21 m) high and 125 feet (38 m) wide, with an average water flow of 3,600 cubic feet per second (100 m³/s). photo source

Cummins Falls Tennessee

Cummins Falls Tennessee

Cummins Falls is located on the Blackburn Fork Creek, Jackson County, Tennessee. Cummins Falls is the largest privately owned waterfall (swimming hole) in Tennessee. Grand at 75 feet tall, this waterfall is the eighth largest waterfall in TN in magnitude of water. photo source

Cuquenan Falls Kukenan Venezuela

Cuquenan Falls Kukenan Venezuela

Cuquenan Falls (or Salto Kukenan, Kukenaam, or similar) is the second tallest major waterfall in Venezuela after Salto Angel. It is also the second tallest free-leaping waterfall in the world. Overall, it is usually cited as the 11th highest river in the world. The falls drop in a single leap around 2000 feet (670 m) and the final portion of the falls trickle down towards the base of the Kukenan Tepui. photo source

Della Falls, Canada

Della Falls, Canada

Della Falls is a waterfall in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. With the highest total vertical drop, measured at 440 metres (1443 ft), Della Falls is widely regarded as the tallest in Canada. Della Falls is located 60 km (37 mi) from the town of Port Alberni, British Columbia in Strathcona Provincial Park. photo source

Depot Creek Falls Washington

Depot Creek Falls Washington

Depot Creek Falls is a 967 foot (295 m) high waterfall in the North Cascades National Park, Whatcom County, Washington. The falls occur where Depot Creek drops over a headwall. The creek starts off by plunging 200 feet (61 m). After that is a long slide of 767 feet (234 m) to the bottom of the valley. photo source

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


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43 responses to "105 World’s Most Amazing And Famous Waterfalls – 1 to 20"

layla Khalaf said:
April 28, 2011

beutiful site, you gave us a journey around the world,I am lebanese, I was happy to see the Baatara sinkhole. there is also in Lebanon the jezzine waterfall….
thank you

Dean Goss said:
June 5, 2011

Nicely done…one correction though. Your photo of Pitchfork Falls (aka Goat Lake Falls) is actually Big Goat Creek Falls. Pitchfork Falls is a much longer cascade, nowhere near as steeply pitched as Big Goat Creek Falls.

July 12, 2011

Loved your photos. I wish you had mentioned that Paulo Afonso was a monster falls before water was diverted from it for a complex of dams. It now runs, much reduced, a short time each year for tourism. Also, I wish you could include some photos of Guira/Sete Quedas, the world’s largest falls in water volume, which is now buried in the reservoir behind Itaipu Dam. Keep up the fine work!

samantha lee said:
July 15, 2011

simply amazing! Wonderful pictures, they are so inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.

Nagesh said:
July 16, 2011

Very useful, informative and beautiful site. It allows us to take a quick world tour of great water falls.
Thanks for your effort.

Nagesh
Bangalore
India

rh hamilton said:
July 30, 2011

strong work. where does mterazi falls, zimbabwe, fit in?

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ankita said:
January 5, 2012

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chary said:
April 2, 2012

This page have wonderfull nature places, God bless the Planet Earth.

jairaj said:
June 13, 2012

it z amazing world, beautifull falls in world.. you gave me a journey around the world without risk…..

I can’t explain in words about dudh sagar and joke falls….

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Sandra said:
September 25, 2012

Gracias por mencionar San Rafael en Ecuador….es una belleza realmente

shruti said:
December 8, 2012

i loved these photos i wish i would have been here

rahnuma rayan said:
December 21, 2012

wonderful waterfalls…………….I just love these….

Jim Ramstrom said:
January 11, 2013

When I was in Vietnam we followed a stream that flowed over a drop off. The drop was 603 meters. It was not a continous drop but very awesome. We took a helicopter to the valletyfloor. Such a drop that you could hear anything for 10 seconds. We went in to the Elephant Valley but that falls is small. Any idea where that is or its name? Thanks.

January 28, 2013

Excellent

Vivek kulkarni said:
January 31, 2013

Simply great photos. I was just waiting for waterfall snaps to be added to my collection. Surely a GOD GIVEN GIFT to me. Thanks a ton

B Ray Chaudhury said:
February 2, 2013

A FINE COLLECTION OF NATURAL BEAUTY.

ritik said:
March 16, 2013

beauty……..

Jeffrey said:
March 23, 2013

What about the Murchison falls on the Nile river in Uganda? Per Wikipedia……”At the top of Murchison Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 metres (23 ft) wide, and tumbles 43 metres (141 ft), then flows westward into Lake Albert. The outlet of Lake Victoria sends around 300 cubic metres per second (11,000 ft³/s) of water over the falls, squeezed into a gorge less than ten metres (30 ft) wide.”

March 24, 2013

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luck said:
March 27, 2013

so cool I love the one in croatia there so wonderful

Verim Soyer said:
March 28, 2013

Thanks for these wonderful panaromic pics.of the great 105 waterfalls of the world.How could we afford to see them otherwise,if you hadn’t released here.

April 3, 2013

this famous waterfalls are so exciting and amazing

Jayaram Rao said:
April 12, 2013

Great & Super Collections

melissa peacock said:
April 14, 2013

This is the best collection I have seen.

Derek said:
May 15, 2013

Wonderful website – beautiful and inspiring pictures. Thanks!

Abhilash said:
May 28, 2013

wonder full website, i like it.

hats off…..

benawe said:
May 29, 2013

this whas very cool keep up the good work guys thanks for doing the hard work and keeping us informed of the beauty of our universe that God created for us

sanjeewa said:
June 15, 2013

you should insert Sri lankan waterfalles as well in to this list

poopoo said:
June 17, 2013

GREAT GREAT GREAT

elizabeth briones-suyamin said:
June 22, 2013

include the pagsanjan falls of the philippines and maria cristina falls…

Victor said:
June 27, 2013

I think you left out the most amazing of them all…The Victoria Falls in Southern Africa. at over one mile wide and 100metres at its deepest point

July 22, 2013

Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you so much, However
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ambala said:
August 12, 2013

great!!!!!
fantastic

Paula Rock said:
August 24, 2013

Beautiful I loved looking at the photos. I spent a summer vacation one time visiting as many waterfalls in New York State I could in a two week period. Some are really nice, especially in the Fingerlake region. Would like someday to visit waterfalls all around the world.

Mani Cn said:
August 24, 2013

wow super place …….

John Miller said:
August 28, 2013

Victoria Falls are an unsurpassed spectacle…absolutely breathtaking!

Rose E. Martinez said:
October 17, 2013

I was amazed to see these wonderful waterfalls, as I was looking at them makes me feel close to nature and go back when I was a child and I could go places and admire the world.

October 28, 2013

Very useful information. Keep it up

Salahuddin said:
October 21, 2014

Hi
Its wonderful to see all the waterfall, God bless Planet Earth.
I am living in Pakistan, here am sending few links of beautiful waterfall of Pakistan.Kindly update them on your website.

http://thepakistanexplorer.com/sajjikot-waterfall-abbottabad-pakistan/

http://thepakistanexplorer.com/sajjikot-waterfalls-havelian/

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