Here you’ll find your recommended dose of waterfall wanderlust.
1

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Salto Del Ángel, better known to English speakers as Angel Falls, is considered the highest in the world at 979 meters.Photographer: Inti

2

Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

This picturesque 60m plunge has appeared on the likes of The Amazing Race. Hikers get a kick out of the trail that leads behind the falls.Photographer: Daníel Örn

3

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria forms the "largest sheet of falling water in the world." Its extent is so great that it helps to have a view from the air (below).Photographer: Sotti

Intermission
18

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

by Hal Amen
4

25 natural wonders that will inspire you to explore

by Hal Amen
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18 natural wonders of the US that will inspire your next road trip

by Hal Amen
4

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Photographer: Jean-Louis Vandevivère

5

Yosemite Falls, California

One of the most photogenic falls in California's Yosemite National Park, and that's saying a lot.Photographer: CLightPictures

6

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Though neither the tallest nor the widest, Kaieteur's combination of height and volume makes it one of the world's most powerful falls.Photographer: madmack66

7

Takakkaw Falls, Canada

Takakkaw is one of the star attractions of British Columbia's Yoho National Park. Photographer: Michael Rogers

8

Tad Fan twin waterfalls, Laos

Twin chutes of water plummet into a jungle gorge just beyond the balconies of the Tad Fane resort.Photographer: krisprachant

9

Niagara Falls, USA/Canada

Niagara needs no introduction, but just like Victoria, its true scope can only be appreciated from the air (below).Photographer: outofthebox27

Intermission
69

12 places where you will feel absolutely dwarfed by nature

by Hal Amen
2

41 photos of the world’s most spectacular waterfalls

by Rory Moulton
10

Sandstorms and the Milky Way in time lapse

by Lindsay Clark
10

Niagara Falls

Photographer: gilesclement

11

Barron Falls, Australia

Only a trickle for much of the year, the Barron Falls roar after a hearty rainy-season downpour.Photographer: Shek Graham

12

Glacial waterfall in Queulat National Park, Chile

Sensitive environmentalists, avert your eyes. This one might as well be taken straight from a climate change poster.Photographer: betoscopio

13

Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil

There are 275 separate falls along this 2.7km stretch of the Iguazu River. Yeah, they're awesome. Check out the panorama (below).Photographer: Luca Galuzzi

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Iguazu Falls

Photographer: Martin St-Amant

15

Yinlianzhuitan waterfall, China

Though not as large as the nearby Huangguoshu waterfall, Yinlianzhuitan makes the list for one reason: this sweet pic.Photographer: WaitinZ