Before digital showers, and mixer showers and even electric showers, there was one kind of natural shower that has been on our planet for thousands of years: waterfalls.
You might be thinking about booking your next holiday to an exotic destination soon, so why not take some inspiration from these amazing waterfalls….
5.) Yosemite Falls, California, USA
- Located in the Yosemite National Park
- One of the world’s tallest waterfalls at 24,235 ft
- It’s considered the crown jewel in the Yosemite Valley and can be seen from many viewpoints across the valley
- Drops in 3 stages: the Upper Fall, The Middle Cascades and The Lower Fall
4.) Angel Falls (Salto Angel), Canaima, Venezuela
- At 3212 feet, Angel Falls is the tallest permanent waterfall in the world
- The falls are named after Jimmy Angel, who flew his plane to the top of the waterfall in search of gold in 1937.
- The falls are often shrouded in a swirling mist, giving a mysterious feel to the place, that many say is reminiscent of a Jurassic “Lost World”
3.) Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada/New York, USA
- The most famous waterfall in North America and also the biggest waterfall by volume: 2.8 million litres per second pass over the falls!
- It marks the border between New York, USA and Ontario, Canada
- Niagara Falls is the collective name for the Horseshoe Falls, the adjacent American Falls and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls
2.) Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia/Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- The largest singular waterfall in the world spanning a width of 1.7km, a height of 108m, and an average flow of 1 million litres per second!
- David Livingstone was the first European to see the falls, and named them in honour of Queen Victoria in 1855
- Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site
1.) Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina/Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
- A network of 275 waterfalls which are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- La Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) is a narrow horseshoe split between Argentina and Brazil.
- The entire site spans an incredible 3 km wide.
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