Top 10 Highest Waterfalls in The World
A true spectacle, proof of nature’s forces and wonders of mother nature. A waterfall is one of the most amazing creations that nature has to offer. There are so many beautiful, greatest, biggest and most amazing extraordinary waterfalls around the world.
The following is a list of top 10 Highest Waterfalls in The World.
10. Browne Falls
Browne Falls is a waterfalls above Doubtful Sound, Located in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand, with Height of 2,744 feet (836 m) is the world’s 10th highest waterfalls. Their source is a tarn called Lake Browne which when full, overflows down the side of the mountain face.
9. James Bruce Falls
The highest measured waterfalls in the continent of North America and ninth tallest in the world. Located in Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada, it stems from a small snowfield and cascades 2,755 feet (840 m) down to Princess Louisa Inlet.
8. Pu’uka’oku Falls
Pu’uka’oku Falls is a waterfall in Hawaii, the highest in the United States and eighth in the world. It consists of several jumps. In total, the waterfall measuring 2,756 feet (840 m) high.
Located in Hordaland, Norway, Balåifossen has a total drop of 2,788 feet (850 m) and is in accordance with the World Waterfall Database therefore the second highest waterfalls in Norway and Europe, and the seventh highest waterfalls in the world.
Located in east of the village of Sunndalsøra in the municipality of Sunndal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway, Vinnufossen is the tallest waterfall in Europe and the sixth tallest in the world with height 2,822 feet (860 m). The falls are part of the river Vinnu which flows down from the Vinnufjellet mountain and it is fed from the Vinnufonna glacier.
5. Catarata Yumbilla
Situated in Peru, Amazonas Region the Yumbilla Falls is the world’s fifth tallest waterfall. Although the waterfall is magnificent due to its height, the volume of water is not large. The height of falls is 2,938 feet (896 m).
4. Olo’upena Falls
Located in the north-eastern part of Hawaiian Island of Molokai; Oloupena Falls, is considered to be the fourth highest waterfalls in the world with height of 2,953 feet (900 m). 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.
3. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas
Location: Ayacucho, Peru. This waterfall doesn’t have a particularly large drainage, but there’s no denying the falls are tall. Google Earth elevation profiles support the estimate of height as being 3000′ (914m). At number 3 in list of Highest Waterfalls in The World.
2. Tugela Falls
Tugela Falls is the world’s second highest waterfalls. The total drop in five free-leaping falls is 948 m (3,110 ft). They are located in the Drakensberg (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.
1. Angel Falls
Angel Falls (waterfall of the deepest place) 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 in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State.