WORLD’S GORGEOUS WATERFALLS

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SKOGAFOSS, ICELAND
A horseback rider overlooks a broad cascade in Iceland. PHOTOGRAPH BY SURANGA WEERATUNGA

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SKOGAFOSS, ICELAND
A visitor is dwarfed by the cascading water and mist of one of Iceland’s famous waterfalls.PHOTOGRAPH BY WITOLD ZIOMEK

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EL CHALTÉN, ARGENTINA
Moody weather shadows a cataract in Patagonia. PHOTOGRAPH BY LIANA MANUKYAN

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ELK FALLS, CANADA
This falls of the Campbell River blankets the surrounding rock with an icy spray. PHOTOGRAPH BY EIKO JONES

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MULTNOMAH FALLS, OREGON
After driving 11 hours straight, photographer Casey Horner

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STIRLING FALLS, NEW ZEALAND
Stirling Falls plummets from a height of nearly 500 feet in Fjorland National Park. PHOTOGRAPH BY LEONA CHORAZYOVA

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YOSEMITE FALLS, CALIFORNIA
In late April, snowmelt increases the flow of the iconic, 2,425-foot waterfall.PHOTOGRAPH BY JEB BUCHMAN

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“One of my favorite parks,” says photographer Gosha L

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NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA
The famous falls has the highest flow rate in North America and attracts about 30 million tourists a year.PHOTOGRAPH BY ISABELLE D

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DEVILS PUNCHBOWL, NEW ZEALAND
“This small southern beech tree caught my eye just as we were about to head back down the track to the township,” says photographer Wynston Cooper

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LOWER YELLOWSTONE FALLS, WYOMING
Colorful clouds roll over the falls, seen from the popular South Rim overlook known as Artist Point.PHOTOGRAPH BY RAYMOND CHOO

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RISTAFALLET, SWEDEN
Nearly 200 feet wide, this popular waterfall is one of Sweden’s largest.PHOTOGRAPH BY CALLE HÖGLUND

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SALTO CORUMBÁ, BRAZIL
Faced with tourists swimming at the base of the 230-foot-tall falls, photographer Victor Lima

 

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MULAFOSSUR WATERFALL, FAROE ISLANDS
A tall waterfall cascades off a promontory of Vagar, one of the North Atlantic’s autonomous Faroe Islands. PHOTOGRAPH BY HAITONG YU

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VERZASCA RIVER, SWITZERLAND

After a two-hour-trek, photographer Marc Henauer found one of the Swiss river’s many cataracts

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GULLFOSS, ICELAND
A visitor gazes into the gorge formed by this powerful waterfall in southern Iceland. PHOTOGRAPH BY RUSSELL PEARSON

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NELSON FALLS, AUSTRALIA
Trees diffuse the light of the setting sun across this tiered waterfall on Tasmania’s west coast.PHOTOGRAPH BY JIEFEI WANG

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TINAGO FALLS, PHILIPPINES
Taking its name from a Tagalog word meaning “hidden,” this remote but popular cascade can only be reached by descending 500 winding steps.PHOTOGRAPH BY KATHLEEN TUGANO

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BANFF, CANADA
Water still runs beneath the icy shell of this waterfall in Banff National Park.PHOTOGRAPH BY KATHLEEN CROFT

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST, UNITED STATES
PHOTOGRAPH BY BENITO MARTINEZ

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PALAIOKARYA, GREECE
These two waterfalls were artificially created beneath a stone bridge.PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRIS VASILIADIS

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KIRKJUFELLSFOSS, ICELAND
“The night left a thin layer of snow over the highest mountains [in] fresh air that is difficult to have in our cities,” describes photographer Alessandro Mari.

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GODAFOSS, ICELAND
Icy conditions made this shot a challenge: “Water spray was constantly refreezing to my lens, so I had to frequently wipe it down,” says photographer Ed Graham.

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NACHI GREAT WATERFALL, JAPAN
Over 400 feet high, with a waterflow of one ton per second, Japan’s tallest waterfall is the center of worship at the Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine. PHOTOGRAPH BY HIDENOBU SUZUKI

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TAPPIYA FALLS, PHILIPPINES
The Banaue Rice Terraces, sometimes called the Eighth Wonder of the World, envelop this high waterfall.PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL BEAR

 

source:nationalgeographic.com

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