Waterfalls

Waterfalls

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. Finally, here’s a fascinating video of bizarre waterfalls, like a fog waterfall in Iceland and an underwater illusion of a waterfall. It’s worth a look just for fun.

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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25 thoughts on “Waterfalls

  1. I’ve had the wonderful experience of seeing some of the beautiful waterfalls in Hawaii. Some of them are both awe-inspiring and a little scary, lol. Thanks for the lovely pix!

  2. I’ve seen various smaller waterfalls, but I’d like to do some travelling to any of the large waterfalls that I’ve only ever seen in photos. After watching the “bizarre waterfalls” video you linked, I really want to see a frozen waterfall in real life!

  3. I have seen a couple waterfalls. I love them. They are so much power, but so peaceful. I am from northwest Indiana…no waterfalls here.

  4. I love waterfalls, even the smaller ones. I’ve seen several in many states.

    It’s amazing that the water keeps flowing from the mountain top falls. You would think it couldn’t continue replenishing.

    I think like ocean waves breaking, waterfalls give off negative ions which makes you feel energized.

    That’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it. ☺️

  5. I love waterfalls! We always go Bald River Falls in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. Love all of the pictures and i can almost smell the water.

  6. There is this tiniest waterfall as I am going over the mountain pass. Only in serious drought does it not flow. In the wintertime this tiny waterfall makes the biggest and most beautiful frozen waterfall ice sculpture for its tiny size. Simply amazing!

  7. I absolutely love waterfalls! I always wanted to see Niagara Falls and in 2016, I got to go. My husband wasn’t too keen on the idea, but our daughter and granddaughter wanted to go, so he agreed. We had a wonderful time! Our hotel room overlooked the falls. It definitely was worth the trip1

  8. I love waterfalls… I’ve never seen a large one up close but where we camp (Turkey Run State Park) there are several small ones my family enjoys visiting!
    Cheers~
    Kelly Braun

  9. I loved the first picture, but then all the pictures are beautiful. Have been close to small waterfalls but never the higher ones. They are mesmerizing and so peaceful to watch. Thanks for sharing. Going to check out the videos!

  10. I’m from north of Niagara Falls, so I’ve seen it plenty of times. We played there :). I love the Falls – amazing and beautiful!
    Living in NE Ohio.

  11. I hiked to a place called tunnel falls in Oregon, and it was beautiful! It had a tunnel you could walk through behind the waterfall! Too cool! But the hike was a beast! Lol! Probably because I’m not much of a hiker, lol. But it was wonderful to see!

  12. Beautiful water falls. I have seen some small water falls. I like the picture of the frozen water Falls. All of them are pretty. The upside down waterfall is cool.

  13. We were fortunate enough to live just a few hours away from Niagara Falls. I loved going there. The American side of the falls was not that great, but going over to see the Canadian side of the falls was amazing. It was really a gorgeous site. We also lived to close Letchworth Park and Stonybrook Park, both of which had lovely waterfalls. I love the 4th picture from the top with the rocks surrounding the falls. That reminds me of home.

  14. I have always loved waterfalls but have never been to any of the famous ones. I love reading scenes in stories taking place at waterfalls, they are my favorite. I have a screensaver on my computer of a waterfall over moss and some of the moss hills look like people kneeing and praying. It is a wonderful picture that calms me when I look at it.

  15. my family used to go fishing in canada a lot, the resort we stayed at had a bridge overlooking a beautiful waterfall. i always enjoyed waterfalls, they are beautiful and unique

  16. I miss Oregon and one of the reasons I do is because of the beautiful nature, including waterfalls. Calming, they are a blessing.

  17. I absolutely love waterfalls ever since I went to Hawaii as a kid. When I came home our second grade writing assignment was to write a essay about what we love. I wrote about waterfalls and when we graduated high school they gave us one example of our writing from each grade. I never laughed so hard as when I read the waterfall story. Apparently I was going to live in a cave behind a waterfall lol!

  18. Sorry I missed this the yesterday. I love waterfalls. We have many of them here in Michigan. I got to see a presentation by a local author who did a book on Waterfalls of Michigan. It was amazing. We have some awesome waterfalls here. Some that are total tourist attractions like Tahquamenon Falls to obscure falls that one has to hike miles to see. This author covered them all, or as many as he could find anyway. There are about four books in this series. Beautiful.

    My favorite falls though were the spring thaws in the mountains around Seattle. Drive along highway 90 and look up the mountain on the side of the road and see a water fall coming down the mountain. Fascinating. Some awesome falls on Mount Rainier.

    Lovely subject. Thank you.

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