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Added by Milena on 12 Jun 2014 06:06
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Of the World’s Most Amazing Waterfalls

~★°°●☆*~ Plitvice Lakes ~★°°●☆*~

Located in Croatia, it’s something like the Grand Canyon…except with bright green colored moss lining the sides and crystal clear lakes at the bottom. And thanks to mineral runoff from the Dinerac Alps the water is uniquely turquoise colored.

~★°°●☆*~ Yosemite Falls~ ★°°●☆*~

It’s one of the most significant landmarks in the American West and can be seen from almost anywhere in Yosemite Valley, California.

~★°°●☆*~ Vinufossen ~★°°●☆*~

Found in Norway this is the tallest waterfall in Europe and the sixth tallest in the world.

~★°°●☆*~ Victoria Falls ~★°°●☆*~

At over twice the height of Niagra Falls (#1) and spanning a length of about 1 mile on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambie, the sheer amount of water gushing over the edge is mind blowing. In fact, on clear days you can see the spray from almost 30 miles away.

~★°°●☆*~ Tugela Falls ~★°°●☆*~

This South African Waterfall is the second largest in the world after Angel Falls.

~★°°●☆*~ Sutherland Falls ~★°°●☆*~

Sitting on the southwestern tip of New Zealand, Sutherland Falls is truly located “down under” and with 300 days of rain year round you had better bring your umbrella…or at least a swimsuit.

~★°°●☆*~ Rhine Falls ~★°°●☆*~

Although Vinufossen (#10) is the highest in Europe, the Swiss would be quick to inform you that Rhine Falls is the largest plain waterfall in Europe.

~★°°●☆*~ Pitchfork Falls ~★°°●☆*~

It’s not hard to see where this Alaskan waterfall gets its name.

~★°°●☆*~ Ouzoud Waterfalls ~★°°●☆*~

Located in the Grand Atlas mountains of Morocco, Ouzoud actually means “olive” in Berber, which refers to the olive trees that surround the falls.

~★°°●☆*~ Niagra Falls ~★°°●☆*~

We’ll start off with the familiar as most of you have probably at least heard of the Niagra Falls. Found near New York on the border of the United States and Canada, they are the most powerful water cascade in North America with. Although people often argue which country has the better view, the truth is that it’s neither. The best view is from the water. Just make sure to bring your poncho.

~★°°●☆*~ Langfossen ~★°°●☆*~

Few other falls in the world will allow you to get so close in your car as Langfoss Falls in Norway.

~★°°●☆*~ Kahiwa Falls ~★°°●☆*~

Hawaii has no shortage of picturesque waterfalls and once again we return to the islands for this majestic cascade that tumbles directly into the Pacific Ocean.

~★°°●☆*~ Iguazu Falls ~★°°●☆*~

The first of several South American falls on this list, Iguazu is located in Argentina. It’s actually a combination of 275 separate waterfalls that spans a width of about 2 miles and if you ever get to go make sure to the check out the section known as Devil’s Throat, the spray can get pretty intense.

~★°°●☆*~ Hogenakkal Falls ~★°°●☆*~

Sometimes called the “Niagara of India” Hogenakkal Falls located in Tamil Nadu is a huge tourist attraction famous for its bathing and boat rides.

~★°°●☆*~ Helmet Falls ~★°°●☆*~

As one of the tallest waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies Helmet Falls is the result of water rushing out of the Washmawwapta Icefields and plummeting over 1,000 feet to the valley down below.

~★°°●☆*~ Havasu Canyon Falls ~★°°●☆*~

This colorful oasis deep within the Grand Canyon spews blue-green water primarily due to the limestone formations over which it flows.

~★°°●☆*~ Hanakapi’ai Falls ~★°°●☆*~

Deep within the Hawaiian jungle, to get here you have to follow the famous Kalalau trail.

~★°°●☆*~ Gullfoss ~★°°●☆*~

Probably one the most unconventional waterfalls in the world, Gulfoss can be found on the southern coast of Iceland and as you can see the water isn’t always falling!

~★°°●☆*~ Gocta Falls ~★°°●☆*~

Although known to the locals for centuries, Gocta Falls in Peru wasn’t “discovered” by the rest of the world until a German expedition stumbled across it in 2005. It is now the 5th highest waterfall in the world and as you could guess it would easily make honorable mention for our list of the 25 most remote places in the world.

~★°°●☆*~ Detian Falls ~★°°●☆*~

Located on the border of Vietnam and China, the roar of water crashing against the cliffs from this scenic waterfall can be heard from afar.

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There are few things more awe inspiring than watching millions of gallons of water plummet thousands of feet down to the Earth. Of course, while you are probably familiar with some of the waterfalls on this list others have only been discovered within the past few years. Each with its own unique features, these are 25 of the world’s most amazing waterfalls.


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