Friday, April 22, 2011

10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls of the World

1. Iguazu Falls 

Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into upper and lower Iguazu. With its edges over a distance of 2 km in an incredible average flow of 1.3 million liters per second, this reduction is high on the list. The succession is composed of some 275 individual cascades and waterfalls. Catwalks make it easy to get a close and intimate atmosphere make the landscape of rainforest feel a natural attraction of this type. 

2. Victoria Falls 

Victoria Falls is located in South Africa, the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls are also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means "the smoke that thunders" in the language of the tribe Kololo, which were present in 1800. David Livingstone, the first European to see the falls is named in honor of Queen Victoria in 1855. So he was surprised that describes the fall called "scenes so lovely must have been seen by angels in their flight." It is the largest waterfall in the singular in the world covering a width of 1.7 km, a height of 108m and an average throughput of 1 million liters per second. 

3. Niagara Falls 

Niagara Falls are great waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of York. Niagara Falls were formed when the glaciers retreated at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and the water of the new Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, Niagara Falls is very wide. More than 6 million cubic feet (168,000 m³) of water that falls on the crest line every minute in high flow and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average. That fall the most powerful in North America. Niagara Falls are famous for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Managing the balance between recreational, commercial and industrial was a challenge to the guardians of the tomb in 1800. 

4. Angel Falls 

Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world with a height of 1054 m (3458 ft) and a fall of 807 m (2648 ft). This is the highest waterfall in the world, falling by nearly a kilometer (about 979 million, with a total climb of 807m free fall) of a table mountain known as Auyantepuy (or Auyantepui means "Mountain of God evil" or "Devil's Mountain" ). The drop height is so great that before getting anywhere close to the ground, most of the water has evaporated or washed away like a thin mist by strong winds. Its existence seems a paradox that is not powered by conventional sources of drainage, such as snow / ice melting, lakes, or a large river system. In fact, the abundance of water is almost entirely responsible for the fall of precipitation condensation cloud above the rainforest on the plateau Auyantepuy. It 's almost as if the clouds twisting tepui like water on a cloth. 
Angel Falls is also called Salto Angel or locally Kerepakupai Meru. Name from the indigenous natives Pemón means "grave of the deepest place." Ironically, the most famous name in the fall has nothing to do with the connotation that the water falls from the sky. In fact, turned out to be the name of aviator Jimmy Angel, who in 1937 landed his plane over Auyantepui near waterfalls, in an attempt to show the world the existence of the grave (and search for gold). Given the soggy field at the top of tepuy, the plane was locked when he, his wife and two friends had no choice but to make the difficult journey along the vertical wall of tepui to civilization (which takes about 11 days). Only after this company falls are known throughout the world, and eventually falls were named after him. Jimmy Angel Plan has since been moved, restored and on display at the airport in Ciudad Bolívar. 

5. Yosemite Falls 

Yosemite Falls is the iconic symbol of the greatness and beauty of Yosemite National Park. Fall of a total of 2425ft, is among the highest waterfall in the world. Add to this the fact that he is one of the most accessible waterfalls and has a world-class tourist attraction! The waterfall is divided into three main phases. The first step is greater than the fall, who plunges 1430ft. The second step is the East Cascade, which descends to a height of 625ft it would be. The final step is to fall lower, falling 320ft. You can see all or part of the waterfalls from various places around the top of Yosemite Valley and the valley itself. 

6. Kaieteur 

Kaieteur Falls is a waterfall at high volume, Potaro River in central Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni region. Guyana Kaieteur is the most scenic wonders. Potaro River is said to give a bit 'of 221m with a width of nearly 100 meters (if the size of the rainy season 741ft and 370ft high end are often mentioned), if the size of the decrease was world class. In fact, it is argued that this drop is the highest waterfall trickling over the world. 

7. Gullfoss 

Gullfoss (English: Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of the river to the south-west Hvítá Iceland.Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The range extends south to Hvítá. About a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply left and descends in a curve in three broad stages "jagged" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m, 21 m) in a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide and 2.5 km long, perpendicular to the flow of river. The average amount of water in this waterfall is 140m ³ / s in summer and 80m ³ / s in winter. The highest flood measured was 2000 m³ / s. 

8. Dettifoss 

Dettifoss is a very powerful waterfall on the river ice Jökulsá á Fjöllum immersed in the version of the Grand Canyon Iceland - Jökulsárgljúfur. With a rate of about 500 cubic meters per second at high speed, the great monster 44m 100m range is very likely drop the largest and most powerful in Europe. This milky waterfall is fed by meltwater from the glacier Vatnajökull wide. Vista on both sides of the tomb. 

9. Sutherland Falls 

The 580 meters high Sutherland Falls is most impressive of the many waterfalls found by the Milford Track. This is actually an increase in side 45 minutes from the main track in each direction, but it's worth. You can walk to the base of the falls and feel the wind rushes to the outside for night driving around the base. It looks like a plane, or nearly so difficult. 

10. Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River 

The lower falls are 308 meters high, almost two times higher than Niagara Falls. The volume of water is not in any way comparable to Niagara as the width of the Yellowstone River before it falls down is more than 70 feet (22 m), while Niagara is a half-mile (800 m). 

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