Wherever it is present, waterfalls always dominate landscapes. A waterfall is marvelous piece of pouring water art, shaped by gravitational force after it manipulates a rudimentary element of our planet – water. There is nothing like witnessing crashing waters from heights. Niagara and Victoria Falls are, perhaps, the most famous waterfalls in the world and, almost, everyone has heard of them. However, there are some other precious pieces of art that nature has carved on various places around the globe. Some of them are less know, but are must-visit for any traveller who wanders in search of beautiful water bodies. We have compiled a list of eight beautiful waterfalls that will leave you in a state of pure astonishment.
Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
A splendid waterfall in Guyana, South America is located where River Potaro slips 741ft (226m) into a dense forested chasm. Its remoteness only adds to the satisfaction to have come so far from civilized, but concrete forests.
Angel Falls, Venezuela
It’s considered as the tallest waterfall in the world. River Kerep plunges 3,212 ft to create a grand stream of falling water in Canaima National Park, in the easterly Gran Sabana area of Veneuzuela. The landscape sneak into the view to make it mystical.
Iguazu, one of the most spectacular border spots where Brazil splits from Argentina by River Iguazu. It’s just 269 ft tall, which isn’t a factor here. It’s the width the stretches across 1.7 miles of area.
Situated in Royal Natal National Park, Kwazulu-Natal province in South Africa, Tugela Falls is one of the highlights in the region. Water column crashes 3,110 ft as River Tugela pours over The Amphithewatre – a cliff face in the Drakensberg range.
It’s the world’s biggest waterfall with a height of 34 ft and 5,604 ft width is one of the most popular falls. View is simply mesmerizing. In local language, it’s called ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya – The Smoke That Thunders.
It’s the tallest waterfalls in Australasia. It spools down the flank of Doubtful Sound in New Zealand’s South island. It seeps into blue water instead of flowing away through narrow canals, making it entirely a different experience visiting it.
Dettifoss Falls is a precious gem of Iceland, the spiritual home of the waterfalls. It’s known as Europe’s most powerful waterfall. River Jokulsa a Fjollum rushes down at a rate of 212 tonnes of water per second.