The 10 Highest Waterfalls in the World for 2020

 

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

10. Browne Falls

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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

9. James Bruce Falls

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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

8. Pu'uka'oku Falls

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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

7. Balåifossen Falls

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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

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

5. Yumbilla Falls

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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

4. Oloʻupena Falls

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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

3. Las Tres Hermanas Falls

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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

2. Tugela Falls

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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

1. Angel Falls: 979 meters

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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.