Water, like everything else on Earth, has to obey the law. In this case, it’s the law of gravity. When flowing water meets a steep cliff, the result is a waterfall. They can be truly spectacular sights. In this list below, Let me tell you about 10 highest waterfalls in the world.
List of world’s highest waterfalls
|10. Browne Falls
|9. James Bruce Falls
||British Columbia, Canada
|8. Pu’uka’oku Falls
|4. Olo’upena Falls
|3. Tres Hermanas
|2. Tugela Falls
|1. Kerepakupai Meru or Angel Falls
10. Browne Falls (South Island – NewZealand)
This cascade plummets into the Doubtful Sound Fiord, but there is no doubting the rugged beauty of these mountains. 836 meters high waterfall is at No. 10 in our list of 10 highest waterfalls in the world.
9. James Bruce Falls (British Columbia – Canada)
North America’s tallest waterfall, though not it is most beautiful. Fed by a pool high in the Canadian Rockies, this is described at some points like a “trickle”. But a falling trickle! its height is about 839 meters.
8. Pu’uka’oku Falls (Molokai – Hawaii)
Located at the highest point of coastline of Hawaiian waterfalls that spill out to the sea, we couldn’t fail to
include these magnificent falls. Due to 840 meters height, it is also one of the tallest waterfalls in the world.
7. Skorga (Norway)
Next time you’re driving down Highway 70 near Sunndalen, Norway, pull over for an amazing view of this waterfall. Fed by a melting glacier, it spills down an almost vertical cliff face. Skorga holds 864 meters height.
6. Vinnufallet (Norway)
Skorga is nice … Vinnufallet is nicer! This is the highest waterfall in Europe and can be seen from the highway. The Vinnu Glacier is the source of the water here. 865 meters high Vinnufallet is also considered as one of the highest waterfalls around the world.
5. Yumbilla (Peru)
The Andes Mountains contain a number of broad, flat plateaus. At the edges are very tall cliff faces. Off those edges plunge some amazing waterfalls. This one in Peru is the second-highest in its region but has the highest water flow. Stay tuned for more in Peru! Yumbilla is 894 meters high.
4. Olo’upena Falls (Molokai, Hawaii)
The north shore of all the Hawaiian islands have been battered by wind and waves for thousands of years. The resulting cliffs have created a series of huge waterfalls. This is the highest and a spectacular sight.
Olo’uoena Falls is famous for its 900 meters height.
3. Tres Hermanas (Peru)
The rugged Andes created the site of this super-tall waterfall. It’s now part of a national park so that the beauty of this area can be protected. 914 meters high Tres Hermanas always attract travelers to enjoy its beautiful high views.
2. Tugela Falls (South Africa)
Hikers can make their way to the top and sides of this largest African waterfall. It’s the highlight of a visit to Royal Natal National Park. 948 metres highest Waterfall is the 2nd in the world.
1. Kerepakupai Meru or Angel Falls (Venezuela)
Known to locals as Kerepakupai Merü, Angel Falls is the world’s highest waterfall. Like many on this list, it is a series of cascades, but it includes the longest unbroken fall of water in the world. At one point, water drops straight down a cliff face for 807 meters. The edges of the cliff are formed by a broad plateau of land in the northern Amazon rainforest. With 979 meters height, it is declared as the world’s highest waterfall.
Why it is called Angel Falls?
Though the water falling here might seem to come from the heavens, the falls actually got their name from an American named Jimmy Angel. He was a pilot exploring the region from the air in 1933. After spotting the falls, he landed near the top of them. Then his plane got stuck in the thick soil, and he had to hike out — that took him 11 days!