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October 24, 2013

Largest Waterfalls in Earth

Filed under: Nature — Tags: — ttwItholly @ 11:10 PM

Angel falls:

Angel Falls is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui Mountain in the Canaima National Park. The height figure 979 m (3,212 ft) mostly consists of the main plunge but also includes about 400 m (0.25 mi) of sloped cascades andrapids below the drop and a 30-metre (98 ft) high plunge downstream of the talus rapids.

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Tugela falls:

Tugela Falls is accepted as the world’s second highest waterfall. The total drop in five free-leaping falls is 948 m (3,110 ft). They are located in the Dragon’s Mountains in the Royal Natal National Park in KwaZulu-Natal Province, Republic of South Africa. They are easily viewed after a heavy rain from the main travel road into the park, glistening from the reflection of the late afternoon sun. The source of the Tugela River is the Mont-Aux-Sources plateau which extends several kilometers beyond The Amphitheatre escarpment from which the falls drop. There is an undeveloped camp site and mountain hut immediately above the falls.

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Las Tres Hermanas Cataracts:

Las Tres Hermanas Cataracts is located in Ayacucho, Peru is at the third position in the top highest waterfalls of the world with the total height of 3, 000 feet (914m). This is considerably amazing and gives such an astonishing experience to the human eye which cannot be explained.

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Olo’upena falls:

Oloʻupena Falls, or Oloupena Falls, is a waterfall located in the north-eastern part of Hawaiian Island of Molokai, and is unofficially cited as the fourth highest waterfall in the world with total height of 2,953 feet (900m). The falls have formed on a short, seasonal stream and are falling over the edge of one of the tallest sea-side cliffs of the world, located between the Pelekunu and Wailau valleys. They have gnawed a groove in the cliff-face and can be observed only from the ocean or air.

Olo'upena Falls

Yumbilla falls:

The height of waterfall has been measured by Peru’s National Geographic Institute, using laser equipment. The upper rim of waterfall is located 2723.6 m above the sea level but the lower part – 1828.1 m above the sea level, thus the height of falls is 895.5 meters. Waterfall is tiered and has four – five distinct drops, meaning that its total drop is split into four distinct steps.

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Vinnufossen -

Vinnufossen is the tallest waterfall in Europe and the sixth tallest in the world with total height of 2,822 feet (860 m). The waterfall is located just east of the village of Sunndalsøra in the municipality of Sunndal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The falls are part of the river Vinnu which flows down from the Vinnufjellet mountain and it is fed from the Vinnufonnaglacier. The falls flow into the river Driva near the village of Hoelsand.

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  1. In Cuispes, a small village in a mountain at 30 minutes from Pedro Ruiz and just over 1 hour from Chachapoyas you can visit some of the highest waterfalls in the world immersed in an incredible high jungle forest.
    Here you´ll find: Yumbilla waterfall 895 meters to high, Chinata waterfall 540m, and pavilion waterfall 400m and many others.
    If you can visit this incredible place contact with http://www.laposadadecuispes.com

    Comment by Sonaly — October 27, 2013 @ 12:49 PM

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