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Here you’ll find your recommended dose of waterfall wanderlust.

About The Author

Hal Amen

Hal Amen is a managing editor at Matador. His personal travel blog is WayWorded.

  • Nick

    Wow, these are great, Hal!

    What about Murchison Falls, in Uganda? It’s not that high, but the Nile funnels through a tiny gap of only a few metres. The force generated is enough to knock hippos off their feet and sweep them down the falls (and presumably into the gaping mouths of the waiting crocodiles)!

    My memory’s hazy, but I remember being told that a commemorative bridge was built there at one point. The queen of England at the time walked out on to it to open it. A few weeks later it was washed away in a flood!

    • Hal Amen

      Hey man, you get me a shot of that tipped over hippo going down the falls and I’ll make it into its own photo essay!

  • Alan

    Stunning pictures. I can see why you included those falls from China, it really is a sweet pic.

  • Kathy

    Fabulous photos! As if I needed reminding that waterfalls are among my favorite natural wonders.

  • Henry

    Not very kind to those of us in the middle of a drought, wishing for rain of any kind. But great shots.

  • joshywashington

    probably my favorite photo essay to date!

  • Sharlene

    3 down, 9 to go. Awesome pictures. Waterfalls just don’t get old.

  • Michelle

    Beautiful- I’ve never seen shots of Victoria Falls. Just gorgeous.

  • Carlo Alcos

    All hail the king of the photo essays. These are phenomenal. There’s nothing like a huge, raging waterfall to make you feel *that* big and insignificant.

  • Tim Patterson

    absolutely epic photos, thanks!

  • Tim Patterson

    Wow. That’s all I can say. The angles of these shots are what really make the photos pop- great work!

  • Paul Sullivan

    Nice work Hal. My fave is Iguazu!

  • Rita Weatherbee

    I just spent the day outdoors in 92 degree temp, this photo essay was very refreshing, interesting and I loved the photos. Great job!

  • Angela Corrias

    Iguaçu waterfalls are my favourite, I’ve seen both Brazilian and Argentinian sides, there are no words to describe such beauty.

  • Alaina O’Brien

    The picture of the Queulat Glacier waterfall in Chile is very shocking =/

  • Mike Criss

    Wow, wish I could visit all of them. Got some Alaska waterfalls here:

  • Nikhil Ramkarran

    That’s a horrible photo of Kaieteur, couldn’t you have found something better? Like this: or this:

  • Nicki

    Beautiful photos! I especially love the aerial shot of Niagara Falls.

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  • Chitra Sivasankar Arunagiri Photography

    I have seen a picture of Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland from a different perspective. It is probably the most photographed falls I guess. I would love to see an article coming up with all the falls from India, or probably no one else writes about it I would wish to write about it in less than a year. Great photographs. :)

  • fbear

    The two photos labelled “Niagara Falls” are actually Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side

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