of the Most Impressive Waterfalls in the World
Water covers 70% of the planet, and waterfalls are found on every continent — even Antarctica, where the famed Blood Falls run red with iron oxide-rich saltwater. Formed by erosion, waterfalls come in many forms — cascades, punchbowls, horsetails — and many ebb and flow (or disappear altogether) depending on the season and precipitation levels. The highest and most powerful waterfall on Earth can’t be visited. Formed by temperature variations in water, the Denmark Strait Cataract is located deep in the North Atlantic Ocean. But here are 15 wild and wonderful waterfalls you can visit — just don’t get too close to the edge!