Home » Records » Highest Waterfall

Highest Waterfall in the World


& Tallest Waterfall in the United States


Angel Falls

Angel Falls: A view of Angel Falls from a location near the base. This image by Tomaszp is used here under a Creative Commons license.

World's Highest Waterfall

Angel Falls (Salto Ángel) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world. The falls are 3230 feet in height, with an uninterrupted drop of 2647 feet. Angel Falls is located on a tributary of the Rio Caroni. The falls are formed when the tributary stream falls from the top of Auyantepui (a tepui is a flat-topped structure surrounded by cliffs - similar to a mesa).

Angel Falls

Tallest waterfall on Earth: Angel Falls in Venezuela viewed from a distance. Image © iStockphoto / FabioFilzi.




Angel Falls map

Angel Falls location map: Location of Angel Falls in eastern Venezuela. CIA Factbook Map.



Yosemite location map

Yosemite location map: United States Forest Service Map showing the location of Yosemite National Park. View larger map.

Tallest Waterfall in the United States

Yosemite Falls in California is the tallest waterfall in the United States. It is located in Yosemite National Park and has a vertical drop of 2425 feet.

Yosemite Falls

Tallest waterfall in the USA: Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park. Image © iStockphoto / SashaBuzko.



More Earth Extremes
  World Record Lightning
  Largest Volcano -
  Tallest Waterfall
  Geology Tools
  Tallest Mountain
  Land Below Sea Level
  Largest Landslides
  Deepest Point in the Ocean

geology store

More From Geology.com:


Geologist Tools
Geologist Tools: Visit our store for a large selection of field and laboratory tools. Visit our store for a large selection of field and laboratory tools.
gem photos
100+ Gems - Photos of over 100 beautiful gems ranging from the popular to the obscure.
Asteroid Impact Map
Asteroid Impact Map: Explore fifty of the most obvious asteroid impact craters on Earth.
Land Below Sea Level
Land Below Sea Level: Did you know that dozens of land locations are below sea level?
Deepest Lake in the World
Deepest Lake in the World: Lake Baikal in southern Russia is the deepest lake in the World.
hardness picks
Hardness Picks - Mohs hardness testing with precise and easy-to-use hardness picks.
Minerals
Minerals: Information about ore minerals, gem materials and rock-forming minerals.
Expansive Soil
Expansive Soil: Causes more damage than floods, hurricanes & tornadoes combined.