You'd Be A Fool To Jump From The World's 5 Highest Waterfalls

These impressive waterfalls are truly feats of nature.

Nature's beauty is all around, but perhaps the best example of nature's influence adding charm to our world is the waterfall.

Although a waterfall seems simple – just a river plunging over a rocky ledge – there's nothing like standing in front of, or even behind, a waterfall to appreciate its beauty.

There are some waterfalls with tremendous height that look absolutely, breathtakingly amazing. Here’s a list of the highest waterfalls in the world (bring a rain coat to visit!):

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls is known as the highest waterfall in the world. It's not just tallest one on earth in terms of cumulative height, but it also has the tallest vertical drop on earth as well!  Angel Falls has a cumulative height of 979 meter (3,212 ft).

The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui Mountain in the Canaima National Park in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State. The waterfall has such tremendous height that some of the water never actually falls over the falls, but turns to fog first.

Tugela Falls, South Africa

Tugela Falls, South Africa

This waterfall is located in the Drakensberg Mountains in the Royal Natal National Park of South Africa and is considered as the second-highest waterfall in the world. It has a total height of 3,110 feet (948 meters). Its tallest single drop in the five tiers is 1,350 feet (411 meters). The falls are easily viewed after a heavy rain from the main travel road into the park, as the water shimmers from reflection of sun.

Cataratas las Tres Hermanas, Peru

Cataratas las Tres Hermanas

The third highest waterfall in the world is Cataratas las Tres Hermanas, found in the remote Ayacucho region of Peru. The falls are named for the three most visible tiers, the three sisters. "Cataratas las Tres Hermanas" means "Waterfalls of the three sisters".

The waterfalls continue to rise higher and higher, but the volume of water doesn’t increase. It has a total height of 3,000 feet (914 meters).

Olo'upena Falls, United States

Highest Waterfalls

At 2,953 feet (900 meters), the fourth-highest waterfall in the world is Olo'upena Falls in Hawaii. The Olo'upena Falls show off a truly massive and impressive fall, although its pretty slim on the volume. Surrounded by huge mountains on either side, this magnificent waterfall is so remote that there are no access trails to reach it, and it is only accessible by air or sea.

Yumbilla Falls, Peru

Yumbilla Falls

This is not a high volume waterfall, but its height alone makes it formidable. Yumbilla's small flow is made up for by its impressive height, making it the fifth-highest waterfall. Peru's National Geographical Institute claims a height of 2,937 feet (895.4 meters), but other sources say it's slightly shorter at 2,854 feet (870 meters).

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