Waterfalls are a source of endless fascination, from their sheer beauty to their immense power. These remarkable natural wonders can be found in nearly every country on the planet, explore ten of our favorite postcard-worthy waterfalls below!
Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world, plunging an astounding 3,212 feet. The water falls from a towering plateau called Devil’s Mountain and is so tall that much of the falling water evaporates or dissipates as a fine mist before it reaches the ground.
Zambia & Zimbabwe
Located on the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, the magnificent Victoria Falls is absolutely massive with an edge more than a mile long. The location is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Yosemite National Park is home to numerous waterfalls, but one of the most recognizable is Yosemite Falls. Standing at approximately 2,425 feet, the falls include three sections—upper, middle, and lower. Fed by snowmelt, the peak runoff is typically in May before slowing to a trickle and is often dry by August.
Set among the lush rainforest scenery of Kaieteur National Park, Kaieteur Falls is considered among the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. This single drop waterfall is reputed to pour more water over a great height than any other waterfall in the world.
Argentina & Brazil
South America is home to the powerful Iguazú Falls, a system of more than 270 different falls sitting between Brazil and Argentina. The falls are so spectacular that the spot is considered one of the most mesmerizing places on Earth.
Canada & United States
The mighty Niagara, straddling the American-Canadian border, comprises three falls—Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls on the New York side. At peak flow, more than 700,000 gallons of water per second pour over the falls.
Ban Gioc Waterfall
Located in a remote region of northern Vietnam near the Chinese border, Ban Gioc Waterfall is a series of gorgeous waterfalls and pools. This breathtaking spectacle is tucked away in an enormous lush, green valley providing a picturesque backdrop that adds to the falls’ magnificence.
Baatara Gorge Falls
Located in the village of Balaa in north Lebanon, Baatara Gorge is a huge departure from your typical idea of a waterfall. It flows down through a Jurassic limestone cave known as the Baatara Pothole, giving a truly otherworldly effect. Fed by snowmelt, the 837-foot falls only flow in March and April.
A series of thundering waterfalls cut sharp lines into Mount Waialeale on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, to form what is known as the Weeping Wall. This scenic spot is the second wettest on Earth with the upper reaches of the wall almost always covered by rain clouds.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Sixteen terraced lakes, renowned for their distinctive colors of emerald and turquoise, make up Croatia’s oldest and largest national park. Water flowing over the limestone and chalk over thousands of years have created incredibly stunning waterfalls—over 90—as well as rivers and caves.