Waterfalls

Waterfalls

I love waterfalls and this is my third blog featuring one of nature’s greatest beauties. Please note that the text is actually the same as the blog from December 27, 2017, but the photos are brand new! Enjoy!

From small to immense, waterfalls are one of nature’s wonders. I have to admit, I’ve never seen a large waterfall, only short ones as parts of rivers or streams. But the question that always comes to mind is this: Where does all this water come from, especially if the falls flow constantly? I try to mentally swim upstream, to see where the rain falls or the snow melts to continuously feed these rivers and their attendant waterfalls. I think I’ve lived in the desert too long. With so little rain, it’s hard to picture how any river keeps flowing and why waterfalls don’t dry up most of the time.

Here’s a twenty minute video featuring several famous waterfalls. You’ll see footage first of each waterfall, then the name of the waterfall will appear. This is a long video meant to inspire and relax. It features waterfalls of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. The video features different perspectives of Yellowstone waterfalls, sometimes with music, and sometimes showcasing a rainbow. 

FunFacts about Waterfalls: (Source) (Source)

  • The tallest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela at 3200 feet.
  • Switzerland has 72 waterfalls in the valley of Lauterbrunnen.
  • Zimbabwe’s powerful Victoria Falls can be heard 40 miles away.
  • Niagara Falls, which forms a border between Canada and the USA, is one of the most popular tourist spots in the world.
  • Some waterfalls freeze.
  • Here is a quote that features some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world in case you want to add them to your bucket list: Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, Sutherland Falls in New Zealand, Dettifoss Falls in Iceland, Gullfoss Falls in Iceland, Yosemite Falls in California, U.S., Kaieteur Falls in Guyana, Angel Falls in Venezuela, and Iguazu Falls in Brazil/Argentina. (Source)
  • There are different types of waterfalls and each has a name:
    • Ledge waterfall
    • Block or Sheet Waterfall
    • Classical Waterfall
    • Curtain Waterfall
    • Plunge Waterfall
    • Punchbowl Waterfall
    • Horsetail Waterfall
    • Slide Waterfall
    • Ribbon Waterfall
    • Chute Waterfall
    • Fan Waterfall
    • Cascade Waterfall
    • Tiered/Multi-step/Staircase Waterfall
    • Cataract Waterfall
    • Segmented Waterfall
    • Catadupa Waterfall
    • Frozen Waterfall
    • Moulin Waterfall
    • *** Note: This list of waterfalls comes from Wikipedia. The page offers specific descriptions. This page also lists a number of significant waterfalls as well as a beautiful gallery of photos. (Source)

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27 thoughts on “Waterfalls

  1. I love waterfalls. I love the beautiful pictures. I have seen Niagara Falls twice from the USA side and from Canada side. I’m hoping to get a chance to go to Chattanooga, Tennessee which is supposed to have a few waterfalls near it.

    Pulaski, Tennessee

  2. I am amazed at the shear force of all that water falling from the falls. I am like you, wondering where does all that water come from and go. Enjoyed the videos and photos (I will be keeping this blog for future viewing)❤️

  3. It is amazing how many waterfalls there are. And each one is different and has its own charm and allure. So whats not to love.

  4. I have visited the Yosemite waterfalls in California and numerous ones in the forests of North Carolina. It’s so much fun to come upon one when you are out hiking. It’s like Mother Nature is giving you a treat for walking through her wonderland. Waterfalls are so peaceful.

    Fort Myers, Florida

  5. I haven’t seen any major water falls, but I’ve seen Linville Falls in NC twice, and I saw lots of magnificent falls on the Big Island, Hawai’i. I’ve seen man-made falls from dams. There’s something beautiful and peaceful from seeing the water cascade from a dam.

    denise from maryland

  6. Waterfalls are wonderful! The most beautiful one I’ve ever seen was just a tiny one by the path leading up to a lighthouse in Oregon. Ferns surrounded it and it was magical.

  7. When lived in Vermont there was a tiered waterfall in the woods not far from our house. We found it by sheer luck while on a hike.

  8. I live in an area where there are lots of pretty high waterfalls. I love them and in my youth hiked to them often. I still go to some of them that are only about a mile hike. Thanks for the lovely pictures.

  9. Wow, beautiful pictures. I love waterfalls there’s three falls in Great Falls, Mt that you can take the River Walk Trail to see them, though the other two you have to walk awhile on a dirt path to see them unless you take the road then walk. Either way prepare to walk.

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