Nature can offer incredibly sensational shows. Often, only by admiring immense landscapes, endless mountains, and vast expanses of water one truly realizes the greatness of nature. Among the many natural wonders that have always been admired by men, we find the waterfalls. With their gigantic jumps due to steep differences in the ground, they impress us each and every time.
But which are the highest waterfalls on the planet? Here are the 10 highest waterfalls in the world for 2020.
10. Browne Falls
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Height: 836 meters
We open the ranking with the Browne Falls. They source water from the homonymous lake and then pour it into a jump of 836 meters. They are named after the aerial photographer who discovered them in 1940.
9. James Bruce Falls
Location: Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 840 meters
Apart from being the 9th highest waterfall in the world, James Bruce Falls is also the largest one in North America. It falls from 840 meters into Loquilts Bay.
8. Pu’uka’oku Falls
Location: Hawaiian Islands, USA
Height: 840 meters
Pu’uka’oku Falls are located in the territory of the USA. They fall from over 840 meters, just a few tens of centimeters more than the James Bruce Falls.
7. Balåifossen Falls
Location: Hordaland County, Norway
Height: 850 meters
Baläifossen is the first among the waterfalls classified in the top ten to be located in the Old Continent. Its size grows considerably with the arrival of summer and the consequent melting of the snow.
6. Vinnufossen Falls
Location: Møre og Romsdal County, Norway
Height: 860 meters
Norway boasts two of the 10 highest waterfalls in the world. In 6th place, we find Vinnufossen Falls, which is also the highest waterfall in Europe. The surrounding places are widely appreciated by nature-loving tourists.
5. Yumbilla Falls
Location: Region of Amazonas, Peru
Height: 896 meters
The Yumbilla waterfall wins the 5th position on our list. To visit it, you need to join an excursion which lasts over 2 hours and includes traveling through the rainforest. It’s a test that only true nature lovers can pass. Of course, you must have a guide to go on this journey.
4. Oloʻupena Falls
Location: Molokai Island, the Hawaiian archipelago, USA
Height: 900 meters
This waterfall is made up of different levels which makes it is difficult to visit but not impossible. At certain times of the year, it’s possible to fly over the area or take part in boat tours on the river.
3. Las Tres Hermanas Falls
Location: Otishi National Park, the Junin Region, Peru.
Height: 914 meters
Las Tres Hermanas waterfall, in English, The Three Sisters, takes its name from the 3 levels that make it up. Unfortunately, the waterfall can’t be visited by tourists due to the dense vegetation of the area.
2. Tugela Falls
Location: Royal Natal National Park, South Africa
Height: 948 meters
In the second place, we find the Tugela waterfall. Easily accessible, this waterfall is one of the main attractions of the Royal Natal National Park. However, visitors aren’t allowed during the rainy season because the water flow increases to dangerous levels.
1. Angel Falls: 979 meters
Location Canaima National Park in Venezuela
Height: 979 meters
Located in an area formerly considered sacred by local tribes, Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world. It is located in Canaima National Park, one of the most beautiful green areas on the planet. There are two ways to visit it, by flying over the area from above in a helicopter or by taking a boat trip on the river.