49 Incredible Waterfalls From Around The World

Waterfalls are commonly formed when a river is young. At these times the channel is often narrow and deep. When the river courses over resistant bedrock, erosion happens slowly, while downstream the erosion occurs more rapidly. As the watercourse increases its velocity at the edge of the waterfall, it plucks material from the riverbed. Whirlpools created in the turbulence as well as sand and stones carried by the watercourse increase the erosion capacity. This causes the waterfall to carve deeper into the bed and to recede upstream. Often over time, the waterfall will recede back to form a canyon or gorge downstream as it recedes upstream, and it will carve deeper into the ridge above it. The rate of retreat for a waterfall can be as high as one and half meters per year.

11 | Multnomah Falls, Oregon

22 | Elakala Waterfalls, West Virginia

33 | Niagara Falls, USA/Canada

44 | Nohkalikai Falls, India

55 | Huangguoshu Waterfall, China

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6 | Selijalandsfoss Waterfall, ICeland

77 | Yellowstone Falls, Wyoming

88 | Cascata Delle Marmore, Italy

99 | Silverthread Falls, Pennsylvania

1010 | South Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

1111 | Tad Sae Waterfall, Laos

1212 | Barron Falls, Australia

1313 | Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite, California

1414 | Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

1515 | Basaseachic Falls, Mexico

1616 | Salto Grande Cascades, Chile

1717 | Palouse Falls, Washington

1818 | Takakkaw Fall,s Canada

1919 | Sutherland Falls, NZ

2020 | Angel Falls, Venzuela 2121 | Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

2222 | Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

2323 | Wall of Tears, Hawaii

2424 | Yinlinanzhuitan Waterfall, China

2525 | Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

2626 | Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Lebanon

2727 | Huka Falls, New Zealand

2828 | Plitvice Lakes Waterfall, Croatia

2929 | Tegenungan Waterfall, Bali

3030 | Yosemite Falls, California

3131 | Jog Falls, India

3232 | Ventisquero Colgante Falls, Chile

3333 | Wallaman Falls, Australia

3434 | Voringfossen Waterfall, Norway

3535 | Athirapally Waterfalls, India

3636 | El Chiflon, Mexico

3737 | Tad Fane, Waterfalls, Laos

3838 | Sunwapta Falls, Canada

3939 | Dettifoss, Iceland

4040 | Ban Gioc Detian Waterfalls, Vietnam

4141 | High Falls, NY

4242 | Augrabies Falls, South America

4343 | Barehipani Falls, India

4444 | Dudhsagar falls, India

4545 | Cascade Blanche, Reunion  Island

4646 | Taughannock Falls, New York

4747 | Giessbach Falls, Swiss

4848 | Havasu Canyon Falls, Arizona

4949 | Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho

The original article appeared in (Distractify.com)

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