Pictures of Waterfalls
Pictures of Waterfalls
Waterfalls can be found all across the globe. They vary in size and structure but all of them are earthly creations that can bring joy to the spirit. Whether it's their beauty, their power, or their relaxing sound, we are drawn to admire them.
On this page you'll get to enjoy pictures of waterfalls from around the world. You'll also find a few facts and plenty of links to learn more. These posters are available on Art.com.
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One of the largest waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is said to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. They are located between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa.
The photographer is Roger De La Harpe.
This waterfall picture shows a peaceful scene with water flowing over the edge of a small cliff into a pool below. The lush green foliage and moss covered stones add to the sense that the viewer has indeed found a "garden of eden".
Neither the location of this waterfall nor the photographer are identified.
The highest waterfall in the world is said to be Angel Falls in Venezuela which is 3230 feet high and has an uninterrupted drop of 2647 feet.
This is one of many pictures of Havasupai Falls in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. It's a popular spot for hikers and photographers. Swimming is allowed here. There was flooding in August of 2008 that has changed the appearance of many of the falls in this area.
Jon Cox is the photographer.
The widest waterfall in the world is said to be Victoria Falls, of which you can see a portion near the top of the page. Victoria Falls are approximately a mile wide.
This image presents another view of Havasu Falls on the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Viewers get a glimpse of the red rocks and the beautiful blue waters below. Other falls in the area include Rock Falls, Mooney Falls, and New Navajo Falls.
Photographer Mark Newman took this picture.
There are several types of waterfalls which are categorized based upon how the water descends. There are multi-step, tiered, segmented, plunge, and several others that are distinctly different. You can learn more about the various types in this article.
The amazing stairstepped waterfalls of Nam Tok Thilawsu are in Um Phang, Thailand. They are said to be the largest waterfall in the country.
Photographer Joe Cummings provided this image.
There are of course, many other beautiful waterfalls to see in Thailand. Erawan, Sai Yok, Pa La-u are just a few others that provide a wonderful view. You can learn more about Thai waterfalls here.
This impressive natural wonder is the tiered waterfall of Iguacu or Iguazu Falls located between Brazil and Argentina, South America.
Although certainly not a garden of eden, the waterfall and rocky terrain in Capitol Reef National Park in Utah, USA is filled with interest and character. It supports a variety of habitats and remarkable geography.
Another enchanted scene that perhaps put the viewer in the mind of fairy tales, this image shows Thomason Foss Waterfall near Goathland, North Yorkshire, England.
The photo places the viewer mid-stream, but eye level, among some stones looking back toward the waterfall which is blurrred in the distance. It appears that autumn has just arrived and the viewer has found a perfect spot for taking in the nature that surrounds the scene.
Thomason Foss, isn't the only impressive waterfall in the country. Cautley Spout is often reported as the highest waterfall in England. There are of course, many others there to see, you can find a list of most of them here.
This waterfall picture highlights the cascading water of Empress Falls which lies in Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia.
Photographer Ross Barnett took this shot.
There are a number of dramatic waterfalls in Australia. The highest in Australia is either Wollomombi Falls or Wallaman Falls in Queensland. To learn more about waterfalls in the area, visit this page.
This storybook setting lies in Ricketts Glen State Park, in Pennsylvania, USA. The area boasts several small waterfalls such as Ganoga Falls pictured here.
This picture places viewers looking up from the foot of the cascading waters of Sillans waterfall located in the southeastern portion of France, in Provence. The sun provides a brightly lit backdrop making the rushing water and refreshing pool at the bottom even more inviting.
While some waterfalls are breathtaking for the height from which the water descends, others impress based merely on the volume of water that flows over them at any given point in time. The falls that handle the most water volume may include Niagra Falls, Victoria Falls, and Iguazu Falls. They are all quite wide and powerful.
Identified as "waterfall in the Forest Rocks", this is another magical scene that's reminiscent of fairies, hobbits, and the like. It's located in North Yorkshire, Enland, UK.
Pictures of waterfalls are accentuated with rainbows created by mist and sunshine. This one shows Upper Mesa Falls in Targhee National Forest, in southeastern Idaho, USA.
Found in Olympic National Park, Washington, USA, this is Sol Duc Falls. It shows the creek coursing through the surrounding woods and suddenly dropping into a ravine with steep, moss covered walls.
Rob Blakers is the photographer.
As water plunges downward, it generally creates a deep area over time in the creek or riverbed below as the rock is worn away. This is known as the plunge pool.
This lovely stairstepped waterfall is MacKenzie Falls located in Grampaians National Park in Victoria, Australia. The park is about a 3.5 hour drive from Melbourne and is home to over 800 indigenous plant species and 40 mammal species.
Robert Francis is the photographer.
This waterfall picture showcases a small fall in the Catskills Mountains surrounded by a colorful autumn woods.
In this image, viewers gaze upstream at the Middle Falls along the McCloud River in northern California, USA.
A river coursing through the Montane rainforest spills over rocks creating this beautiful waterfall. It is located in Nyungwe Forest National Park in Gisenyi, southwestern Rwanda.
Photographer Ariadne Van Zandbergen provided this image.
Niagra Falls, one of the largest and most powerful waterfalls, lies between the US and Canada. It actually "ran dry" for a few days back in late March 1848. Ice, created by a strong wind across Lake Erie, created a dam at the mouth of the Niagara River, nearly choking off the water flow. For a short time, people could walk on the river bed itself. Learn more about it here.
The lush setting for this waterfall is Silver Falls State Park in Oregon, USA.
This image puts viewers at the foot of a pretty waterfall in Baume Les Messieurs Canyon. It can be found in Franche-Comte, France.
Bruno Morandi is the photographer.
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall is a popular tourist sight in Guanacaste Province in Costa Rica. This picture shows the foot of the fall and a bit of the fresh water pool beneath it.
In this image, viewers see a waterfall nestled within a rainforest. The multi-tiered waterfall is located in Sa Nang Manora Forest Park in Phang-Nga Province in southern Thailand.
The photographer is Marco Simoni.
This winter scene shows water rushing over a waterfall with all of the surrounding vegetation covered in a pristine blanket of snow. The location is not identified, but the photographer is Stephen Alvarez.
Some waterfalls handle a tremendous volume of water. Some of them provide a great deal of hydro-electric power. For instance, 168,000 cubic meters of water flow over Niagra falls every minute. Victoria Falls carries only 20,000 cubic meters/minute in autumn, but a whopping 500,000 cubic meters/minute in the spring.
Photographer Stephen Alvarez also provides this image of both sunlight and a small waterfall penetrating a darkened cave with dramatic effect.
Water often appears to speed up as it goes over a waterfall. In fact, water not only appears to be going faster, it does accelerate. For instance, the water speed in the rapids above Niagra Falls is said to be at no more than 25 miles per hour, while going over the falls at the crest it's been measured at 68 miles per hour, and at 30 miles per hour below the falls. See more about this here.
A treeless, yet emerald green landscape stretches as far as the eye can see providing a colorful backdrop for Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Iceland.
Chris Kober is the photographer.
This photograph by Michael Falzone, shows the foot of the cascading Kepirohi Waterfall as it enters the pool below. It's located in Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia.
Many people wonder about fish going over waterfalls. It's believed they avoid falls but with some waterfalls they can survive because their bodies can handle the water pressure. However, those falls that plunge them onto rocks are deadly for fish as well. You can read more about that here.
This picture shows the full height of the Sopo'Aga Waterfall as it plunges into a deep gorge. It's located in Upolu, Samoa in the South Pacific.
The photographer is Tony Wheeler.
In this photo, viewers can see the Yellowstone River as it races over Yellowstone Falls, the lower portion. It's located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA.
There are of course many underground waterfalls across the globe. In Britain there are falls such as the one created by the Fell Beck as if flows into Gaping Gil Cave as well as some at Cova d'en Marca in Puerta San Miguel, or Ruby Falls in Tennessee, USA.
In this photograph, viewers appear to be standing amongst heavy vegetation, at the side of a waterfall. Simple, yet beautiful, the location of the waterfall pictured here is not identified, nor is the photographer.
This picture provides a view of Akaka Waterfall on Hawaii Island in Hawaii, USA. It makes a single plunge that drops the water 422 feet.
Ethel Davies provided this photograph.
There are of course large waterfalls all over the world. In China, one of the largest is Detian in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Of course Africa has Victoria Falls and South America has Iguazu, while Rhine Falls may carry more water volume than any other plain waterfall in Europe. Canada has some spectacular falls and Deserted River Falls is often considered the largest.
This picturesque waterfall is Thornton Force waterfall, located along Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, in Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire.
Neale Clarke is the photographer.
This grand waterfall is Yosemite Falls. It is among some of the highest waterfalls in the US. It consists of the upper, middle, and lower falls. It's located in Yosemite National Park in California, USA.
Photographer Ruth Tomlinson captured this image.
While Yellowstone Falls has often been photographed, it is hardly the only waterfall in Yellowstone National Park. In fact, there are over 40 waterfalls within the park boundaries. You can learn more about them here.
Another image by photographer Neale Clarke, this one gives a somewhat different look at Thornton Force Falls in Yorkshire.
Enjoy the beauty of waterfalls, they are temporary things. Geologic changes form them, and in the end, cause them to disappear. These changes of course happen very gradually. Learn more about the forces that form and erode them away in this article.
This image gives viewers an up close view of water cascading over steep, moss covered stones. The location of this waterfall and the photographer who captured it are not identified.
It's well known that waterfalls can help us generate electricity. However, did you know that waterfalls can naturally soften water as well? You can learn more about this process in this scientific paper.
A waterfall surrounded by autumn's glory is featured in this photograph. The location and photographer are not identified.
Photographer Wood Sabold captured this image of a waterfall tumbling over moss covered rocks.
Photographer Roy Toft provides a wider view of the lake and Yosemite Falls.