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World’s most amazing waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of nature’s most beautiful creations, and come in all shapes in sizes. Here are some of the most incredible waterfalls on Earth.

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    Alamere Falls (California)

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    Alamere Falls, which is located in Pt. Reyes National Seashore near Bolinas, Calif., it is actually a rare “tidefall,” which means that if flowing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This multi-tiered waterfall is active year round, but is especially impressive in the winter months, which are also the months of the rainy season.

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    The Angel Falls (Venezuela)

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    At 3,212 feet, Angel Falls, in Venezuela, the Canaima National Park, is the highest waterfall in the world. The water from the Río Gauja travels down Auyan Tepui, a sandstone plateau-mountain, and vaporizes into a column of fine mist by the time it reaches the bottom. The best way to the Angel Falls is by plane during the wet season (May-December).

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    Gullfoss (Iceland)

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    Gullfoss, meaning “Golden Falls,” is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions. Located in the river hvítá, Gullfoss boasts a 105-foot double cascade, and is considered to be Europe’s most powerful waterfall. It is best to visit during the summer, and many guided tours are available.

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    Hanakapi’ai Falls (Hawaii)

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    Located on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, Hanakapi’ai Falls can be found deep in Hanakapi’ai Valley. Seeing the falls will take some effort. You must first have a walk of two miles on the Kalalau Trail before trekking another two miles inland. The walk is heavy, and is eight miles round-trip, but your efforts will be rewarded with a view of one of Hawaii’s most beautiful waterfalls.

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    Havasu Falls (the Grand Canyon)

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    The blue-green waters of Havasu Creek flow photogenic Havasu Falls, swimming hole, where the water is always around 70 degrees Celsius. Havasu Falls is a great place to take a dip in the sun or enjoy a picnic. The best times to visit are May/June and September/October, although the weather is best from March to November. The falls is located on the Havasupai Reservation in the Grand Canyon.

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    The Iguazu Waterfalls (Argentina and Brazil)

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    Semicircular in shape, Iguazu Falls is surrounded by subtropical rainforest and is made up of 275 independent falls 1.67 km. The highest point of the falls reaches 269 feet. You can see the waterfalls of Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil or Puerto Iguazu, Argentina. Although the falls is shared by Brazil and Argentina, you can also visit from Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, on the other side of the river from Foz do Iguaçu. There is no “bad” season to see Iguazu Falls, but the area is less crowded in September and October.

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    Niagara Falls (New York), and Ontario, Canada)

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    Perhaps the most famous falls, Niagara Falls consists of three waterfalls: the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. This popular tourist destination offers double the fun, as both the Canadian and the American sides are home to other attractions. You can see the falls any time during the year, but you will have the best weather if you visit between mid-May and mid-September.

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    Rhine Falls (Switzerland)

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    Approximately 500 feet wide and 75 feet high, Rhine Falls is known as Europe’s largest waterfall. Located near Schaffhausen, Switzerland, you can access the falls via public transport, car, on foot or by bike. During the summer months, one of the best ways to see the falls is from the deck of a Rhine river tour boat.

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    Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

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    Located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. 1 km wide and 360 feet high, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall on earth based on width and height. It is also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means “the smoke that thunders.” There are a number of way to see Victoria Falls, including bungee jumping, white water rafting and helicopter rides. Check out the ones on the Zambia and Zimbabwe sides.

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    Yosemite Falls (Yosemite National Park)

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    Yosemite Falls is actually made up of three separate falls: Upper Yosemite Fall, middle cascades, and Lower Yosemite Fall. When measured from the top of the upper fall to the bottom of the lower fall, Yosemite Falls is 2,425 feet, making it one of the highest in North America. Yosemite Falls is also famous for its moonbows. You can see Yosemite Falls from locations in Yosemite Valley, or take part in a strenuous hike to the top. It is best to visit Yosemite Falls in the spring or early summer, when the waters flow strongest from November to July and reach their peak in May or June.

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