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Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World

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Waterfall is a condition in which an uninterrupted river flow because the flow through the layers of rocks are harder to a softer layer, resulting in erosion of rocks or a cliff edge or plateau, or the edge of the valley formed by the glacier conditions.
Normally, the river flowed over a large step in the rocks that may have been formed by a fault line. Such as increasing the velocity at the edge of the waterfall, it plucks material from the riverbed. This causes the waterfall to carve deeper into the bed and receding upstream. Often over time, the waterfall will recede back into the form of downstream canyon or gorge like receding upstream, and will carve deeper into the ridge above it.

Waterfalls can occur along the edge of glacial trough, where rivers or streams flowing into the glacier continues to flow into the valley after the glacier has receded or melted. The rivers flowing from hanging valleys. This is 10 tallest waterfalls in the world


10. Tyssestrengene

Tyssestrengene waterfall is a waterfall near Odda, Norway Tysso fed by the River. Decrease in total 646 meters (2120 feet), while the highest drop is 312 meters (1020 feet). Unfortunately, after their incorporation in the Norwegian Hydroelectric Power Authority, their water flow is reduced to such a point that only after the snow melts the weight is there any substance flow. However, they are among the highest waterfall in the world and, according to Statistics Norway, the highest drop in Norway.

tallest waterfall Tyssestrengene Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World



9. Lower Mar Valley (Østra Mardolafoss)

Located in eikesdal, Norway, in rapids Mardals. Lower Mar Valley (Østra Mardolafoss) Eikesdal, Norway River Mardals 2151 feet / 655. Lower Mar Valley waterfall known in Norway as Ostra Mardola Fossen (or Ostra Mardalsfossen) is one of the ten tallest waterfalls in the world. Water, which has been tapped for the use of hydroelectric power, flows over the falls during the summer tourist season. At other times the water is channeled through a hydroelectric scheme. Water, which has been tapped for the use of hydroelectric power, flows over the falls during the summer tourist season June 20 to August 20. At other times the water is channeled through a hydroelectric scheme.

tallest waterfall Lower Mar Valley Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World

Lower Mar Valley



8. Espelands (Espelandsfoss)

 Espelands (Espelandsfoss) is the tallest waterfall which has a height of 703 meters. The waterfall is located in Espelandsdalen (Valley Espeland), Granvin in Hardanger, Norway. Because of an urban legend, sometimes erroneously claimed to be 2307 meters. One theory is that the misinformation may stem from a misunderstanding of the concept of the Head Meter, in conjunction with the development of rivers for hydropower Espeland. Another theory is that there may have been mixup with Skrikjofossen in Lofthus, Ullensvang, a 455 m waterfall located about 60 miles south Espelandsfossen.


Espelands falls Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World



7. Yosemite

Yosemite waterfalls in Yosemite Nat’l Park, California, U.S. with 2.425 feet. Nowhere else in the world there is such a major concentration of waterfalls. Upper Yosemite ribbon and ranks among the highest in the world. In the spring of one year with abundant snow falls there are dozens of ephemeral, some altitude prodigous – El Capitan Falls drops 1400 feet and often blows away all before it reaches the bottom. Some fall, such as Cascade and Silver Strand, which will be known elsewhere, is hardly mentioned in guide books, while others, like Snow Creek, access is so difficult that almost no one ever saw them. Ladder Falls so lost to the magnitude of the cliff at Glacier Point that people who suddenly feel they have made to distinguish personal discovery. People are very interested in the waterfall, to take pictures and have their pictures taken. They climbed to the base, rising to the top, swim in the pool at the bottom, and swept to their deaths over giddying drops.


yosemite waterfall Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World



6. Mutarazi (Mtarazi)

Waterfalls Mutarazi in Nyanga Nat’l Park, Zimbabwe. A study of Google Earth elevation profile 2499 shows that the figures often cited feet would require a change in elevation of the lip around the plateau to the valley floor Honde. River meandering along the plains Mutarazi and make the leap double down the steep cliff face into a wooded valley. The top level is hidden from the viewpoint at the edge of the plateau, but clearly visible from the valley floor. Falls elegantly paired with another large river that fell from the waterfall a little higher and more productive called Muchururu Falls.


mutarazi falls Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World



5. Gocta Cataracts (Upper Section)

Gocta (Spain: Catarata del Gocta) is a perennial waterfall with two drops of Peru is located in the province of Chachapoyas in Amazonas, about 700 kilometers (430 miles) northeast of Lima. Flowing to the River Cocahuayco. Although the waterfall is known to locals for centuries (it is in full view of the nearby village), its existence unknown to the world until after the expedition made ​​in 2005 by a, German Stefan Ziemendorff, with a group of Peruvian explorers. These new cataract was found to have two big drops and they are not known to the outside world until they were discovered in 2005 by the German explorer Stefan Ziemandorff and his party Peru.


gocta Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World



4. Monge (Mongefoss)

Mongefossen listed as the fourth tallest waterfall in the world. The waterfall is located in Rauma municipality in Møre og Romsdal area, Norway. It is situated near the motorway E136 and Rauma River, which flows into. There is some debate about the altitude, but generally listed in the 773 meters (2536 feet). As with many of Norway’s highest waterfall, have been targeted for hydropower, which produces greatly reduced flow of water during the summer tourist season.

tallest waterfall Mongefossen Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World





3. Utigord Falls (Utigordsfoss)

Utigord waterfall is the third tallest in the world at about 2685 feet. They are also known by their alternative name, Ramnefjellsfossen, after a nearby mountain, Ranmefjell, which in the last hundred years has killed more than 100 people as a result of soil longsor.Air waterfall, located in Nesdalen in Norway, are fed by the Glacier Jostedal. They may be reached by plane ship, sea or road. A campground is located within hiking distance from the base of the waterfall.


utigord Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World



2. Tugela Falls

Tugela is the second tallest waterfall in the world with 3110 feet (947 meters). They are in the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains) in the Royal Natal National Park in KwaZulu-Natal Province, Republic of South Africa. Tugela Falls is easily seen after heavy rain from the main tourist road into the park, glistening from the reflection of the afternoon sun. Pure water and safe to drink above the falls.


Tugela Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World



1. Salto Angel, (Salto Churún Merú)

Waterfall Salto Angel or Angel is the tallest waterfall in the world with a height of 979 meters (3212 feet) with a fall without barriers about 807 meters (2647 feet). The waterfall is located on the Rio Caroni, Canaima National Park, Venezuela. Although first seen at the beginning of the 20th century by the explorer Ernesto de Santa Cruz, the waterfall was not known to the world until it was officially by the American aviator, James Crawford Angel in flight looking for the location of gold mines. In 1936, James Angel returned and landed his plane near the waterfall. The waterfall was named “Angel Falls” in memory of its discoverer, James Crawford Angel.

tallest waterfall SaltoAngel Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in the World

Salto Angel



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