Top 10 Highest Waterfalls

1.Denmark Strait Cataract

Denmark Strait cataract

Total Height :11,500 feet (3,505 m)

Location :Denmark Strait,Atlantic Ocean

The Denmark Strait cataract, also called the North Atlantic Circulation Pump or the Greenland Pump, is an underwater waterfall found on the western side of the Denmark Strait in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the world’s highest underwater waterfall, with water falling almost 3,505 metres (11,500 feet).

It is formed by the temperature differential between the water masses either side of the Denmark Strait, the eastern side being much colder than the western. Due to the different densities in the masses caused by this temperature difference, when the two masses meet along the top ridge of the strait, the colder, denser water flows downwards and underneath the warmer, lighter water, thus creating a downward flow of water, or waterfall.

2.Angel Falls

Angel Falls

Total Height : 3,212 feet (979m)

Location : The Canaima National Park, in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela.

Angel Falls (Spanish: Salto Ángel; Pemon language: Kerepakupai Vená, meaning “waterfall of the deepest place”, or Parakupá Vená, meaning “the fall from the highest point”) is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 metres (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 metres (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State. The height figure 979 metres (3,212 ft) mostly consists of the main plunge but also includes about 400 metres (0.25 mi) of sloped cascades and rapids below the drop and a 30-metre (98 ft) high plunge downstream of the talus rapids.

3.Tugela Falls

Tugela-falls

Total Height :3,110 feet (948 m)

Location :Kwazulu-Natal,South Africa

Tugela Falls is a complex of seasonal waterfalls located in the Drakensberg (Dragon’s Mountains) of Royal Natal National Park in KwaZulu-Natal Province, Republic of South Africa. It is generally accepted as the world’s second-tallest waterfall[1] (though, as per point below, there is an argument that it is actually the tallest waterfall in the world, rather than Venezuela’s Angel Falls). The combined total drop of its five distinct free-leaping falls is 948 m (3,110 ft). At the right time of year, they are easily visible from the main road into the park, especially after a heavy rain. The source of the Tugela River (Zulu for ‘sudden’) is the Mont-Aux-Sources plateau which extends several kilometers beyond The Amphitheatre escarpment from which the falls drop. There is an undeveloped camp site and mountain hut immediately above the falls.

4.Three Sisters Falls

Three Sisters Falls

Total Height :3,000 feet (914 m)

Location :Ayacucho,Peru

Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Descanso, CA that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

5.Olo’upena Falls

Olo'upena

Total Height :2,953 feet (900 m)

Location :Molokai,Hawaii,US

Oloʻupena Falls, or Oloupena Falls, is a waterfall located in the north-eastern part of Hawaiian Island of Molokai, and is unofficially cited as the fourth highest waterfall in the world.

The falls have formed on a short, seasonal stream and are falling over the edge of one of the tallest sea-side cliffs of the world, located between the Pelekunu and Wailau valleys. They have gnawed a groove in the cliff-face and can be observed only from the ocean or air.

6. Yumbilla Falls

Yumbilla

Total Height :2,938 feet (896 m)

Location :Amozonas,Peru

Yumbilla Falls is the name of a waterfall located near the town of Cuispes, in the northern Peruvian region of Amazonas. It is considered the world’s fifth tallest waterfall, becoming internationally known since late 2007 due to a geographical survey conducted by the National Geographic Institute of Peru (IGN).

7.Vinnufossen

Vinnufossen

Total Height :2,822 feet (860 m)

Location :More og Romsdal,Norway

Vinnufossen is the tallest waterfall in Europe and the sixth tallest in the world.The waterfall is located just east of the village of Sunndalsøra in the municipality of Sunndal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The falls are part of the river Vinnu which flows down from the Vinnufjellet mountain and it is fed from the Vinnufonna glacier. The falls flow into the river Driva near the village of Hoelsand.

8.Balaifossen

Balaifossen

Total Height :2,788 feet (850 m)

Location :Hordaland,Norway

Balaifossen is the seventh highest waterfall in the world and 850m high. Fall is located in Hordaland, Norway. It’s a seasonal waterfall. This is one of most beautiful tourist attraction in the world. You can enjoy the miracle of nature and great memories.

9.Pu’uka’oku Falls

Puukaoku Falls

Total Height :2,756 feet (840 m)

Location :Hawaii,US

Pu’uka’oku Falls is a waterfall in Molokai, Hawaii. It is the 8th largest waterfall in the world.

10.James Bruce Falls

James-Bruce-Falls

Total Height :2,755 feet (840 m)

Location :British Columbia,Canada

James Bruce Falls is the highest measured waterfall in the continent of North America and ninth tallest in the world.

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