Tacoa Falls

Dear Mr Cheng, Thanks for the easy to understand and very well done article on the formation of waterfalls. I teach people how to paint outdoors and waterfalls are my specialty. I take my students to water sites and help them draw and paint directly from nature. When we understand the forces that shape rocks […]

Over, Around, and Beside Angel Falls

My husband and I visited my parents in Venezuela in 1965. Dad was on loan to a Venezuelan steel company and as he and my step-mother lived in Caracas and the plant was in Puerto Ordaz, they had access to a small plane. I don’t remember the make (think it was a Cessna) but there […]

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a waterfall?

What are the advantages people get from the existence of a waterfall? 1 CommentOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) Please login or sign up to comment

Tugela Falls

What about Tugela Falls in South Africa??? Wasn’t that number 2??? 2 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) Please login or sign up to comment

Clueless Tourist – Iguacu Falls

The first time I saw Iquacu Falls was from a small jet in 1985. It was my first trip to South America and shamefully I did not know of the Falls. We were flying over a muddy river for a while and it began to appear like a delta…it was splitting into fingers. Then the […]

Horizontal Waterfalls

I want to know if there is a special name for waterfalls which can go both directions e.g. in a tidal narrows between a lake and the sea, where water builds up in the lake and falls into the sea, then, as the tide turns, the process is reversed. Catriona Malan 1 CommentOnly logged in […]

More Than Worth The Trip

On our way from USA to Antarctica we purposely made a stop at the Iquazu Falls on the advice of a friend – and it was MORE than worth the trip! We live outside of Buffalo, NY so have been to the Niagara Falls any number of times. I have seen marvelous waterfalls in Iceland, […]

Latefossen

We were there in 1993 and viewed many waterfalls during our trip by car around the Haugesund, Bergen, Voss areas. The year we were there was a particularly heavy rainfall year and the waterfalls were powerful and very wet when we stood at the bottom to view and take pictures. I still get goosebumps when […]

Plitvice Waterfalls and Lakes

Plitvice National Park beats at least half of these listed above for its beauty! Hundreds of waterfalls come down 16 amazing lakes. This seems to be a list of World’s biggest waterfalls and not prettiest. 0 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) Please login or sign […]

Round Waterfall

I am looking for a photo of a real waterfall that is completely round like a circle with the pool in the middle. Have you seen one like this? Luisa 3 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) Please login or sign up to comment

Kaieteur Falls

Definitely Kaieteur Falls in Guyana. The Kaieteur Falls is the tallest sheer drop waterfalls in the world. No doubt about it. Have visited Angel Falls, but it flows in steps. Kaieteur Falls is definitely more impressive for its volume. 0 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) […]

Why do many wide waterfalls have a horseshoe shape?

I’ve noticed that the rim of many wide powerful waterfalls seem to have a horseshoe shape across their widths. Why is that? 3 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) Please login or sign up to comment

Norway Family

When my father was alive, his family in Norway contacted him, stating that he had a lot of family there. His father came to the states at age 17 by himself and changed his last name. So when they contacted my father, they asked, “why do you go by the name Olson when your last […]

The Most Amazing Thing (Iguassu Falls)

I was there when I was 17… and it was the most amazing thing I`ve ever seen in this world!!!! they are really great and deserve to be on the top!!! I was on both side… and Brazil rocks!!!! 0 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) […]

Spot the Harlequin ducks (Godafoss)

I got up close to the west side of the falls for a good panorama and plenty of noise too. I was surprised to see that a good flow of water escapes from just above the top of the falls and flows off to the west. Here on that day (although no guarantees are offered) […]

Swimming Hole (White River Falls)

My cousins and I lived on State Hwy. 216, just a mile or so east of the park entrance in 1978 and 1979. We frequently went to the falls during the hot summer months for refreshing swims. I also fished the White River downstream from the falls, landing some nice trout. I haven’t been back […]

Seen A Lot Of Them

I became very interested in waterfalls at the tender age of 11 when I crossed Victoria Falls for the first of 39 times. Have even walked along the rim during the dry before it became a fashionable tourist attraction. Like you I have assembled a huge database (2250) of falls around the world and have […]

Waterfalls And Their Qualities

What are the erosional qualities of waterfalls? 1 CommentOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) Please login or sign up to comment

Cumberland Falls

I have only seen a couple of great falls, of course the other great falls I have seen was Niagara. I have also seen many beautiful small falls; Clifty Creek in Indiana was very pretty. 2 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) Please login or sign […]

What causes a waterfall to change shape or form on the way down?

At a Holiday Inn in Tucson they have a waterfall in the lobby that pours over a flat ledge, about ten or twelve feet wide) and the water falls in a flat smooth sheet. Half way to the bottom, it suddenly starts fluttering back and forth (towards the front of the falls, and also to […]