Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland
This picturesque 60 metre plunge has appeared on the likes of The Amazing Race. Hikers get a kick out of the trail that leads behind the falls
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.
Victoria Falls, Zambia
Yosemite Falls, California
One of the most photogenic falls in California’s Yosemite National Park, and that’s saying a lot.
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.
Takakkaw Falls, Canada
Takakkaw is one of the star attractions of British Columbia’s Yoho National Park.
Tad Fan twin waterfalls, Laos
Twin chutes of water plummet into a jungle gorge just beyond the balconies of the Tad Fane resort.
Niagara Falls, USA/Canada
Niagara needs no introduction.
Barron Falls, Australia
Only a trickle for much of the year, the Barron Falls roar after a hearty rainy-season downpour.
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.
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 view from above (below) for a better idea of how gigantic the falls are.
Iguazu Falls from above, Argentina/Brazil
Murchison Falls, Uganda
According to one of Matador Network’s readers, Murchison Falls “are 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)!”