Best waterfalls to photograph

Any time you stumble upon a waterfall, it’s an almost magical moment. You can find lush greenery, jagged rocks, or even a secret swimming hole; sometimes all at the same time! While these tips work great for any waterfall, here are a few of our favourite ones.

Niagara Falls, Canada and the USA

This world-famous waterfall is actually three waterfalls that sit along the border of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls (fitting, since Niagara Falls was once known as “the honeymoon capital of the world”) make up this incredible sight.

  • Our top tip: if you can, take your photos from the Canadian side! The views are incredible, and there are more opportunities for great photos

Plitvice National Park, Croatia

Another waterfall that’s actually multiple waterfalls, Plitvice National Park, located in central Croatia, is home to 16 lakes, joined by waterfalls. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice National Park is the perfect spot to lose yourself in for the day. The best part is, if you can’t get a great shot of one waterfall, you always have others to try your luck at!

  • Our top tip: Get to Veliki Slap, the tallest waterfall in Croatia, early. Crowds can quickly gather!

Angel Falls, Venezuela

The world’s tallest uninterrupted waterfall, Angel Falls is one for the bucket list. Towering at an incredible 979 metres, Angel Falls gets its name from American daredevil Jimmy Angel, who first saw the falls in 1933 while looking for the legendary “city of gold.” Now, though, this South American marvel is a popular tourist attraction for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike.

  • Our top tip: Consider the season of your visit carefully. In the warmer, drier months, the water evaporates into a mist before it can reach the bottom of the waterfall!

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Iceland is a must-visit for any nature lover. This small country is home to over 200 waterfalls, and all of them are gorgeous! The most well-known of them all, however, may be Seljalandsfoss, located near Iceland’s south coast. Surrounded by rough cliffs and soft, vibrant greenery, Seljalandsfoss towers above visitors at a height of over 60 metres, and there are plenty of photo-ops surrounding it. There’s even a walking path for travellers to take a peek (and snap a photo!) behind the falls; an unforgettable experience.

  • Our top tip: If you’re looking to get up close and personal with Seljalandsfoss and go behind the falls, make sure you’re visiting while the weather’s warm. The path is closed in the winter, when things get too slippery.

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Iceland is a must-visit for any nature lover. This small country is home to over 200 waterfalls, and all of them are gorgeous! The most well-known of them all, however, may be Seljalandsfoss, located near Iceland’s south coast. Surrounded by rough cliffs and soft, vibrant greenery, Seljalandsfoss towers above visitors at a height of over 60 metres, and there are plenty of photo-ops surrounding it. There’s even a walking path for travellers to take a peek (and snap a photo!) behind the falls; an unforgettable experience.

  • Our top tip: If you’re looking to get up close and personal with Seljalandsfoss and go behind the falls, make sure you’re visiting while the weather’s warm. The path is closed in the winter, when things get too slippery.

Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world during the wet season: over five hundred million cubic metres of water plummet over the edge, one hundred metres below, per minute. The falls sit at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, but are most visible from the Zimbabwean side. If you’re looking to explore Victoria Falls, the opportunities are endless, as they span a width of nearly two kilometres.

  • Our top tip: make sure to pack a raincoat! The mist from Victoria Falls is visible from over 30 miles (almost 50 kilometres) away, which means you’re almost guaranteed to get wet.

Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world during the wet season: over five hundred million cubic metres of water plummet over the edge, one hundred metres below, per minute. The falls sit at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, but are most visible from the Zimbabwean side. If you’re looking to explore Victoria Falls, the opportunities are endless, as they span a width of nearly two kilometres.

  • Our top tip: make sure to pack a raincoat! The mist from Victoria Falls is visible from over 30 miles (almost 50 kilometres) away, which means you’re almost guaranteed to get wet.

Taking photos is a sure-fire way to make sure you’re always able to look back on your travels, so why not do everything you can to make them great?

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