Tallest waterfall in the world

July 24, 2008 § 1 Comment

With a total height of 3,212 feet (979m) and a clear drop measuring 2,648 feet (807m), is Angel Falls located in the Canaima National Park, in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela. The first to discover the waterfall was Ernesto de Santa Cruz in 1910. Notwithstanding this, the story of pilot Jimmy Angel who first saw the falls in 1937 (and subsequently nose-dived into them) is far more famous. Luckily, he and all the passengers escaped unharmed and received near-legendary status in Venezuela. Angel Falls were named after him. They are also known as Kerepakupai merú (in indigenous) which means “fall from the deepest place.”

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