Salto Del Ãngel, better known to English speakers as Angel Falls, is considered the highest in the world at 979 meters.Photographer: Inti
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: DanÃel Ãrn
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
Photographer: Jean-Louis VandevivÃ¨re
One of the most photogenic falls in California's Yosemite National Park, and that's saying a lot.Photographer: CLightPictures
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
Takakkaw is one of the star attractions of British Columbia's Yoho National Park. Photographer: Michael Rogers
Twin chutes of water plummet into a jungle gorge just beyond the balconies of the Tad Fane resort.Photographer: krisprachant
Niagara needs no introduction, but just like Victoria, its true scope can only be appreciated from the air (below).Photographer: outofthebox27
Only a trickle for much of the year, the Barron Falls roar after a hearty rainy-season downpour.Photographer: Shek Graham
Sensitive environmentalists, avert your eyes. This one might as well be taken straight from a climate change poster.Photographer: betoscopio
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
Photographer: Martin St-Amant
Though not as large as the nearby Huangguoshu waterfall, Yinlianzhuitan makes the list for one reason: this sweet pic.Photographer: WaitinZ
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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!
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!
Stunning pictures. I can see why you included those falls from China, it really is a sweet pic.
Fabulous photos! As if I needed reminding that waterfalls are among my favorite natural wonders.
Not very kind to those of us in the middle of a drought, wishing for rain of any kind. But great shots.
probably my favorite photo essay to date!
3 down, 9 to go. Awesome pictures. Waterfalls just don’t get old.
Beautiful- I’ve never seen shots of Victoria Falls. Just gorgeous.
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.
absolutely epic photos, thanks!
Wow. That’s all I can say. The angles of these shots are what really make the photos pop- great work!
Nice work Hal. My fave is Iguazu!
I just spent the day outdoors in 92 degree temp, this photo essay was very refreshing, interesting and I loved the photos. Great job!
Iguaçu waterfalls are my favourite, I’ve seen both Brazilian and Argentinian sides, there are no words to describe such beauty.
The picture of the Queulat Glacier waterfall in Chile is very shocking =/
Wow, wish I could visit all of them. Got some Alaska waterfalls here:
That’s a horrible photo of Kaieteur, couldn’t you have found something better? Like this: http://photography.ramkarran.com/kaieteuroverland/e34ff72b4 or this: http://photography.ramkarran.com/p695687297/e63cf750
Beautiful photos! I especially love the aerial shot of Niagara Falls.
SON TODAS HERMOSAS, PERO LAS MAS LINDAS SON LAS NUESTRAS, LAS DEL IGUAZU, DEL LADO ARGENTINO.
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.
The two photos labelled “Niagara Falls” are actually Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side
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