Updated: Apr 3, 2019
Wikipedia provides definition of waterfall as "An area where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of steep drops in the course of a stream or river". Don't need to mention about that. We all know what waterfall is but the question is have you seen every kind of waterfalls ?
1. "Salto Angel" or "Angel Falls"
It's located in Venezuela. The falls were named after an American aviator & adventurer, Jimmie Angel, who found it. Another name is "Parakupá Vená". The meaning of the name is "The fall from the highest point" because it's really high (979 metres). Now it's one of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
2. Iguazu Falls
The largest waterfall system in the world. It's on the border of Argentina and Brazil. There are more than 270 falls of waterfalls nearly 3 km ! You can walk around trails to enjoy this amazing view.
3. Bruarfoss Waterfall
The meaning of this waterfall is "Bridge Falls" in Icelandic. This waterfall is real one of a kind! You will never see similar waterfall like this any where else in the world. Although this one is much smaller compared to others, a lot of people consider it as a "Hidden Gem".
4. Victoria Falls
One of the largest waterfall in world. Located in Southern Africa between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Combined width of 1,708 metres and height of 108 metres. An explorer named it after Queen Victoria. However, local name of this waterfall is Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning “The Smoke That Thunders”
Here in Iceland again. The origin of this waterfall is in the volcano glacier "Eyjafjallajökull". There is a pathway that stretches all the way around it which allow you to thoroughly explore this one.
The most famous waterfall in North America with more than 14 million visitors each year. This falls lies on the border of Canada and United States. Actually it is 3 waterfall, the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.