The most famous, high and wide waterfalls in the world
Angel Falls (Angel Falls)
Angel falls-is located in Venezuela, among the rainforests of the Canaima National Park and is considered the highest waterfall on our planet, with a height of 979 meters. The height of the continuous fall of water is about 807 meters.
The waterfall was named after the pilot James angel (from the English. Angel), which flew through it in 1935.
Due to the great height, falling water jets during the flight to the ground create a fog that can be seen a few kilometers from the waterfall.Victoria Falls (Victoria Falls)
Victoria Falls is a large waterfall on the Zambezi river in southern Africa, named after Queen Victoria and located on the border of two African natural parks – “Rattling Smoke national Park” in Zambia and “Victoria Falls national Park” in Zimbabwe.
Its width is about 1800 meters, and its height is about 108 meters.
Victoria is the only waterfall in the world with a height of more than one hundred meters and more than one kilometer in width, and is also considered one of the main attractions of the region.
Victoria falls is the most full-flowing in the spring, when every second about five million liters of water falls down, and there is a cloud of steam above the waterfall itself.
Iguazu, South America
Iguazu Falls (Iguazu Falls)
Iguazu Falls is a large complex of waterfalls on the Iguazu river of the same name in South America, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, on the territory of the two national parks of the same name “Iguazu” – the Argentine and Brazilian.
The Iguazu waterfall was created as a result of a strong volcanic eruption that formed a cleft in the ground.
The Iguazu falls complex is about 2,700 meters wide and includes more than 250 individual waterfalls, with an average fall height of 60-82 meters.
The peak power of this waterfall falls in March-April, when Iguazu brings down more than 10 thousand cubic meters of water every second.
Niagara falls, North America
Niagara falls (Niagara Falls)
Niagara Falls is a world-famous waterfall complex located in North America, on the Niagara river, on the border of the United States and Canada.
Niagara consists of three separate waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, also known as Canadian Falls. American falls, and very close to the right of it – the waterfall “Veil” (Bridal Veil Falls).
The height difference of these waterfalls is not very large, but they are very wide, so that the volume of water falling from them Niagara falls is the most powerful in North America.
The maximum height of the waterfalls is about 53 meters. Because of the pile of boulders at the foot of the American waterfall, its visible height is only 21 meters. The width of the American waterfall is about 323 meters, the width of the Horseshoe waterfall is about 792 meters.
The most spectacular view of Niagara falls can be enjoyed from the canadian side.