10 of the Most Stunning Waterfalls in the World

Who would of thought water falling down would be so pretty???

Seriously, there are amazing waterfalls on each continent across the globe! There is something intimidating about the sheer strength of the water falling down that only adds to their appeal. Below (in no particular order) are some of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the world…

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Dynjandi Waterfall, Westfjords of Iceland

10 Most Stunning Waterfalls in the World.

Dynjandi is the most famous waterfall of the Westfjords, and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Iceland.  It is actually a cascade of waterfalls (7 of them) that make up a 300 foot (100 meter) drop total. The top part of the waterfall is the one that is photographed the most and is said to be about 98 ft (30m) at the top and 196 ft (60 m) at the bottom.

Angel Falls, Venezuela

The 10 Most Stunning Waterfalls in the World.

Godafoss Waterfall, IcelandGodafoss waterfall in Iceland! Click through to see the 10 most stunning waterfalls in the world!

Godafoss, pronounced “GO-thuh-foss” (Never would have guessed that one, but I found out I am terrible and pronouncing anything Icelandic) is a one of a kind Icelandic waterfall. It is located on the north side of the island not far from the Lake Myvatn and the ring road.  If you drive the ring road in Iceland (popular trip) this will be one of your must see stops.  This horseshoe shaped waterfall comes in at over 98 feet wide (30 meters) and 39 feet high (12 meters).

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Long exposure of Victoria Falls sunset with zambezi river and red sun, View from Zambia

Kleivafossen Waterfall, Norway

Waterfall near Briksdal glacier - Norway

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland!

Gullfoss is deservedly Iceland’s most famous waterfall.  Photos cannot capture just how beautiful this waterfall is in person, or the endless roar it makes.  In person, it is also a lot bigger than the pictures make it seem.  The water is glacier runoff that ultimately flows into the ocean. The average amount of water running over this waterfall nearly doubles in the summer, so imagine twice the volume you see in these pictures. In English, this waterfall means Golden Falls.

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Daxin waterfall, Nanning, China

NANNING,CHINA - OCT 11 : Traveler enjoy the beauty of nature by rafting at Datian waterfall,it is currently the 4th largest waterfall along a National border on October 11,2014 in Daxin ,Nanning,China.

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Niagra Falls, Canada/United States

Niagara Falls during Winter

Haifoss Waterfall, Iceland

10 Most Stunning Waterfalls in the World!

Háifoss plunges 400 feet (122 meters) over a cliff making it the second highest waterfall in Iceland (Glymur is tallest and also featured in this post). One feature that makes this waterfall unique besides its height is that it has a smaller waterfall named Granni immediately next to it.

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