hello my lovelies, its weekend and am so excited *well i don’t know why* but i guess am suppose to be happy because its weekend…
so on today’s post lets talk about waterfalls…
do you know this song? *don’t go chasing waterfalls, please stick to the rivers and lakes that you used to, i know you gonna have it your way or nothing at all but i think you are moving too fast*by TLC for friends
i love this TV show. okay its not about FRIENDS now but, waterfalls. so in no particular order, lets start the countdown
VICTORIA FALLS IN ZIMBABWE:
The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya is a gorgeous waterfall, located on the Zambia and Zimbabwe border.
The water of Zambezi river falls down in a straight line for 354 ft (108 m). It is wide ( 5,604 ft/1,708 m), therefore water spray raises very high and can be spotted from many kilometers away.
Victoria Falls is a town in western Zimbabwe and a gateway to the massive waterfall of the same name. Here, the Zambezi River plummets over a cliff and into the Boiling Pot before flowing through a series of gorges. The Devil’s Pool, a natural infinity pool, is on the edge of a sheer drop. Spanning the river is 1905 Victoria Falls Bridge. The surrounding Zambezi National Park is home to white rhinos and elephants.
IGUAZU FALLS IN ARGENTINA/BRAZIL:
waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. They are the largest waterfalls system in the world. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River rises near the city of Curitiba. For most of its course, the river flows through Brazil; however, most of the falls are on the Argentine side. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil. The name “Iguazú” comes from the Guarani or Tupi words “y” meaning “water”, and “ûasú “[waˈsu], meaning “big”. Legend has it that a deity planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In a rage, the deity sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. The first European to record the existence of the falls was the Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541. *wow is this interesting or what?
ANGEL FALLS IN VENEZUELA:
Angel Falls is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 meters and a plunge of 807 meters.
The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyán-tepui mountain in the Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State. The height figure 979 metres (3,212 ft) mostly consists of the main plunge but also includes about 400 metres (0.25 mi) of sloped cascade and rapids below the drop and a 30-metre (98 ft) high plunge downstream of the talus rapids. The falls are along a fork of the Rio Kerepacupai Meru which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River, itself a tributary of the Orinoco River.
KAIETEUR FALL IN GUYANA:
Kaieteur Falls is the world’s largest single drop waterfall by the volume of water flowing over it.
Located on the Potaro River in the Kaieteur National Park, it sits in a section of the Amazon rainforest included in the Potaro-Siparuni region of Guyana.
NIAGARA FALLS IN USA/CANADA:
From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lies on the border of the United States and Canada with the American Falls entirely on the United States‘ side, separated by Goat Island.
You can see Niagara Falls for free in both the U.S. and Canada, and you can take the Maid of the Mist (the under-the-falls boat) from both sides as well, but if you want to experienceNiagara Falls from as many angles as possible from one country, then visit from the United Statesside.
GULLFOSS (GOLDEN FALLS) IN ICELAND:
Gullfoss. Gullfoss (“Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of Olfusa river in southwest Iceland. it is an iconic waterfall of Iceland offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature.
Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions inIceland.
PLITVICE FALLS IN CROATIA:
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia.
In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.
The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region.
The protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometres (73,350 acres). About 90% of this area is part of Lika-Senj County, while the remaining 10% is part of Karlovac County.
Each year, more than 1 million visitors are recorded. Entrance is subject to variable charges, up to 180 kuna or around €24 per adult in peak season.
i love this beautiful falls seeing these lovely and beautiful images of it. it has amazing pathway
, lovely lake and the falls itself…
YOSEMITE FALLS IN USA:
Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in Yosemite National Park, dropping a total of 2,425 feet (739 m) from the top of the upper fall to the base of the lower fall.
It is Located in the Sierra Nevada of California, it is a major attraction in the park, especially in late spring when the water flow is at its peak.
SUTHERLAND FALLS IN NEW ZEALAND:
Sutherland Falls are located in Fiordland, New Zealand. With its 1902 ft (580 m) plunge it is one of the tallest waterfall in the world.
It falls in three cascades, that create this unique landscape. It was named after its discoverer Donald Sutherland in 1880.
NOHKALIKAI FALLS IN INDIA:
Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet, making it as the highest waterfall in India. The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth.
Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of comparatively small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season in December – February. Below the falls there has formed a plunge pool with unusual green colored water.
So guys i hope y’all enjoy this colletion, till next time my lovelies…
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