10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World

While this list of waterfalls is subjective, there’s no arguing that all the waterfalls in this list are incredible. You can add more waterfalls you think are amazing in the comments area

1. Iguazu Falls, South America. These falls are located on the border of Argentina and Brazil and are one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Its brink spanning a distance of 2 km and an average flow of 1.3 million liters per second. The Iguazu Falls are consisted of about 275 individual waterfalls and cascades

Iguazu Falls - the most amazing waterfalls in the world

Iguazu Falls – the most amazing waterfalls in the world

 

2. Victoria Falls, Southern Africa. This waterfall is located on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It’s the largest singular waterfall in the world spanning a width of 1.7km, a height of 108 meters (355 ft) and an average flow of 1 million liters per second! It was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Victoria Falls

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Victoria Falls

3. Niagara Falls, North America – perhaps the most famous waterfall in North America or the entire world, the Niagara Falls are located on the border of the United States and Canada. The Niagara ranks as the biggest fall by volume with an average of about 2.8 million liters per second (750,000 gallons)

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Niagara Falls

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Niagara Falls

4. Plitvice Falls, Croatia – The first falls in this list to be located entirely in one country and the first from Europe. The Plitvice Falls are located within Plitvice Lakes National Park which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The falls are located all over the park between the lakes

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Plitvice Falls

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Plitvice Falls

 

5. Angel Falls, Venezuela – It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 meters (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 meters (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Angel Falls

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Angel Falls

 

6. Yosemite Falls, California, United States – Yosemite Falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Located in Yosemite National Park in California. The total739 meters (2,425 ft) from the top of the upper fall to the base of the lower fall qualifies Yosemite Falls as the 7th highest waterfall in the world

Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California

 

7. Kaieteur Falls, Guyana, South America –  a high-volume waterfall on the Potaro River in Kaieteur National Park. It is 226 meters (741 ft) high when measuring the primary plunge, and a total height of 251 meters (822 ft). While many falls have greater height, few have the combination of height and water volume, making it one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana, South America

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana, South America

8. Gullfoss, Iceland –  This waterfall is one of Iceland’s main attractions. It is located on the Hvítá River and consisted of two falls at 90 degree angles to each other. It has a total height of 32 meters and considered one of the most unique waterfalls in the world

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Gullfoss, Iceland

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Gullfoss, Iceland

 

9. Dettifoss, Iceland – also in Iceland, this waterfall is Europe’s most powerful waterfall sending glacial meltwaters over its 45 meters (148 ft) plunge at a flow of around 500 cubic meters per second

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Dettifoss, Iceland

10 Most Amazing Waterfalls In The World: Dettifoss, Iceland

 

10. Sutherland Falls, New Zealand – located near Milford Sound in New Zealand’s South Island. Height of  580 meters (1,904 feet)

Southerland Falls, New Zealand

Southerland Falls, New Zealand

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  • I visited Niagara Falss two days ago. Acording with information on signs over there the quantity of water is 75.000 liter/second and not 750.000 as is mentioned in this site.

    • Hello Gerson,
      The Niagara Falls are comprised of two sections. In the American and Bridal Veil Falls, 75,750 gallons of water flows every second. In the Horseshoe Falls 681,750 gallons of water flows every second. That is a total of 757,500 gallons every second, just over 750,000

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