Hi friends! The top ten world’s highest waterfalls are given below. I hope you like it……..Angel Falls is the world’s tallest waterfall with a total height 979 meters and a clear drop measuring 807 meters. It is located in the Canaima National Park, in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela. Angel Falls are also known as Salto Del Angel.
World’s 10 Highest Waterfalls
1. Angel Falls
Location: Canaima Nat'l Park, Venezuela
River: upper trib. of Rio Caroni
Height: 979 Meters (3,212 Feet)
2. Tugela Falls
Location: Natal Nat'l Park, South Africa
River: Tugela River
Height: 947 Meters (3,110 Feet)
3. Utigord Falls (Utigordsfoss)
River: glacier fed
Height: 800 Meters (2,625 Feet)
4. Monge Falls (Mongefoss)
Location: Marstein, Norway
Height: 774 Meters (2,540 Feet)
5. Gocta Cataracts Falls
Location: Chachapoyas, Peru
Height: 771 Meters (2,532 Feet)
6. Mutarazi Falls (Mtarazi)
Location: Nyanga Nat'l Park, Zimbabwe
River: Mutarazi River
Height: 762 Meters (2,499 Feet)
7. Yosemite Falls
Location: Yosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.
River: Yosemite Creek
Height: 739 Meters (2,425 Feet)
8. Espelands Falls (Espelandsfoss)
Location: Hardanger Fjord, Norway
River: Opo River
Height: 7031 Meters (2,307 Feet)
9. Lower Mar Valley Falls (Østra Mardolafoss)
Location: Eikesdal, Norway
River: Mardals Stream
Height: 6552 Meters (2,151 Feet)
10. Tyssestrengene Falls
Location: Odda, Norway
River: Tyssa River
Height: 6472 Meters (2,123 Feet)
The falls start from the nameless creek that meanders through the series of highly-fractured crevices and gorges on top of a "Tepuy", or table-top mountain. The water then bursts into the void and plunges uninterrupted 2,421 feet to the river.
In a season of highest water, the single waterfall splits into 3 streams - sometimes even more, which together become a giant veil of water.
How to get to the Angel Falls? Not so easy. You would need to hook up with a flight from Caracas or Ciudad Bolivar to get to the Canaima camp, from where you'd start your trip along the river to the base of the falls. This page lists the complete directions. The travel guide even says that on cloudy days you can not see the falls (real let-downer after all this trouble to get there).
This is the most accessible viewpoint to photograph the falls:
The view from the top is fantastic enough to inspire a multitude of "Lost World" legends (including the famous Conan Doyle book), not to mention the table-top mountain itself - a wonder-world of plants and species found nowhere else on Earth.
It is really an Island in Time, revealed by the civilized world only a 100 years ago - an ancient landscape shrouded in mystery.
Aerial Fly-by of Angel Falls - an entirely different aspect:
In the morning the rocks are colored pink from a rising sun:
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