South America – Iguazu (Argentina – Brazil). The name of the waterfall means “big water” in the Guarani language. Once the US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt saw the Devil’s Throat – the most impressive part of the complex – exclaimed “Poor Niagara!”
Europe – Ryukandefossen (Norway). Translated name of the waterfall means “steaming waterfall”. It does not seem surprising: in the warm season, so it looks like when the river Mёrkedёla rages consuming water of melting snow in the mountains. However, most of the year the waterfall is frozen, so it becomes an object of extreme entertainment for climbers tourists.
Africa – Victoria (Zimbabwe). In 2013, Zimbabwe’s ruling party was planning to rename the waterfall in the local name Mosi-oa-tun, which means “thundering smoke”. “Smoke” over the waterfall, by the way, can be seen for 50 kilometers.
Asia – Pongur (Vietnam). Seven-level waterfall is 35 kilometers from the city Dalat. It is one of the largest and most beautiful not only in Vietnam, but also around the world.
Australia – Barron (Queensland). Most of the water from the river Barron is taken by the power plants, so the waterfall in all its glory can be seen only in the rainy season.
North America – Niagara Falls (United States, New York). City of Niagara Falls, located practically on the waterfall, fed not only by its energy, but also by income from the millions of tourists who annually visit this natural wonder. It is hard to imagine, but in 1969 the American Falls have been drained for several months – to strengthen the slopes and prevent erosion. And in January last year they were frozen for the first time after 1947.
Russia – Kinzelyuk Waterfall (Krasnoyarsk region). One of the highest waterfalls in Russia and Asia is located in the center of the Eastern Sayan. A visit to this waterfall is hampered by the fact that it is located in one of the most inaccessible places.