27 Breathtaking Photos of Waterfalls

If you’ve ever seen a major waterfall in person, you’ll understand the magnitude of the facts below. Not only are waterfalls very beautiful, they also have a pretty awe-inspiring side to them as well. The massive volume of water that flows through some waterfalls is really incredible to watch. For interest’s sake, here are some notable waterfalls and their flow rate per second.

  • Niagra Falls – 2407 m³/s
  • Victoria Falls – 1088 m³/s
  • Boyoma Falls – 17,000m³/s
  • Inga Falls – 42,476 m³/s
  • Virginia Falls – 1,000 m³/s
  • Great Falls – 213.5 m³/s
  • Vermillion Falls – 2,400 m³/s

Besides the magnitude of some of these waterfalls, others are simply breathtaking in their beauty, as seen below. Enjoy!

Credit to respective artists.


waterfall-1
credit: Lamar Gore/USFWS

waterfall-2
credit: Marcelo Campi

waterfall-3
credit: Paulo Valdivieso

waterfall-4
credit: Bruno Caimi

waterfall-5
credit: zolakoma

waterfall-6
credit:Débora Schaidhauer Lazzari

waterfall-7
credit: Cameron Wong

waterfall-8
credit: Alberto Garcia

waterfall-9
credit: Sean MacEntee

waterfall-10
credit: narcah

waterfall-11
credit: D Piddy

waterfall-12
credit: Kim van Holland

waterfall-13
credit: Jan Tik

waterfall-14
credit: Cameron Wong

waterfall-15
credit: Dinesh Weerapurage

waterfall-16
credit: Thomas Strosse

waterfall-17
credit: Even Normann

waterfall-18
credit: Tom Hall

waterfall-19
credit: Toshihiro Oimatsu

waterfall-20
credit: zolakoma

waterfall-21
credit: John Fowler

waterfall-22
credit: garycycles

waterfall-23
credit: Alex Fryatt

waterfall-24
credit: Erik Junberger

waterfall-25
credit: Matthias Schack

About 500 metres downstream from The Subway in Zion National Park, this waterfall of the North Creek is framed by an overhanging sandstone wall.  This panorama was created by stitching together 5 vertical shots using Hugin, and adjusting levels in Aperture.
credit: Sascha Wenninger

waterfall-27
credit: Kamil Porembi?ski


Conclusion

If you have the chance to visit a local waterfall, or a waterfall while on vacation, I would strongly encourage you to do it! If you’ve seen some waterfalls in the past that have really stood out to you, feel free to comment their location and name below!

Thanks for reading!

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