Walls of waterfalls
at Iguacu Falls in Argentina as seen from Brazil. These falls are remarkable when you consider that there are close to 300 separate falls that are spread over a distance of 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) with a total vertical drop of about 280 feet (85 meters). For comparison, Niagara Falls in North America has a width of 0.7 mile with a total drop of about 170 feet, while Victoria Falls in Africa is 1.0 mile wide with a drop of 360 feet. The view from the end of the walkway (see inset note) gives an Argentine perspective of the falls.
via Walt K
Upper Falls, Caney Creek, Alabama
via Wes Thomas
Silver Falls, Oregon
via Jesse Estes
Ribbon Falls – Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite’s 1612 ft. Ribbon Falls flows mainly in the spring and early summer.
There are so many ways to fall—in love, asleep, even flat on your face. This hour, Radiolab dives into stories of great falls.
We jump into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, upend some myths about falling cats, and plunge into our favorite songs about falling.