Top 10 Highest Waterfalls in the World - Ranking 2021

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The Highest Waterfalls in the World

Nature is capable of offering incredibly sensational shows. It is often just admiring immense landscapes, endless mountains and vast expanses of water that one truly realizes the greatness of nature itself. Among the many natural wonders that man has always admired we find the waterfalls, gigantic jumps made by waterways, due to steep differences in the ground. But which are the largest waterfalls on the planet? Here she is 2020 ranking of the 10 highest waterfalls in the world.

10 - Browne: 836 meters

Where it is: South Island in New Zealand

Let's open the ranking with Browne Fall, homonymous to the lake from which it sees its water, and then pours out in a jump from 836 meters. They are named after the aerial photographer who discovered them in 1940.

9 - James Bruce: 840 meters

Where it is: Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park in British Columbia in Canada

In addition to being the ninth highest waterfall in the world, the James Bruce fall and also the largest in North America. Falls from 840 meters into Loquilts Bay.

8 - Pu'uka'oku: 840 meters

Where it is: Hawaiian Islands in the USA

Further up we find the Olo'upena Fall; this is located in the territory of the United States of America. In reality, it too falls from over 840 meters, just a few tens of centimeters more than the James Bruce.

7 - Balåifossen: 850 meters

Where it is: County of Hordaland in Norway

Baläifossen it is the first among the waterfalls classified in the top ten to be located in the Old Continent. Its size grows considerably with the arrival of summer and the consequent melting of the snow.

6 - Vinnufossen: 860 meters

Where it is: County of Møre og Romsdal in Norway

Norway boasts two of the highest waterfalls in the world. There Vinnufossen it is in sixth place, also winning another prestigious record: it is the highest waterfall in Europe. The places surrounding it are widely appreciated by nature-loving tourists.

5 - Yumbilla: 896 meters

Where it is: Amazonas region in Peru

The waterfall wins the fifth position in the standings Yumbilla. The excursion that allows the visit is a test that only true nature lovers can overcome. The journey takes over 2 hours during which you will have to travel through the rainforest. Of course, a guide is essential.

4 - Oloʻupena: 900 meters

Where it is: Molokai Island of the Hawaii archipelago in the USA

Also made up of different levels, it is difficult to visit but not impossible. During certain times of the year it is possible to fly over the area or take part in boat tours on the river.

3 - Las Tres Hermanas: 914 meters

Where it is: Otishi National Park in the Junin Region of Peru.

It takes its name from the 3 levels that make it up. Unfortunately, the waterfall cannot be visited by tourists, due to the dense vegetation that characterizes the area.

2 - Tugela: 948 meters

Where it is: Royal Natal National Park in South Africa

At the second position we find the waterfall of Tugela. Easily visited, it is one of the main attractions of the park, but not during the rainy season, a period in which the flow of water increases dangerously.

1 - Salto Angel: 979 meters

Where it is: Canaima National Park in Venezuela

Located in an area formerly considered sacred by local tribes, the Angel Fall it is the highest waterfall in the world. It is located in the Canaima National Park, one of the most beautiful green areas on the planet. There are two ways to visit it: by flying over the area from above in a helicopter or by taking a boat trip on the river.

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