Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall, is so high that much of the water evaporates before it can reach the ground

Angel Falls or Paradise Falls is the world's highest waterfall located in Venezuela, with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft).

Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall, is so high that much of the water evaporates before it can reach the ground

Angel Falls, aka Paradise Falls in Venezuela is the world’s highest waterfall, with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State.

Because of its great height much of the water evaporates before it can reach the ground. Most of the water vapor is carried to surrounding areas, thus lushing plant life even in the most arid seasons.

Venezuela, South America

The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State. The base of the falls feeds into the Kerep River (alternatively known as the Río Gauya), which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River.

Because of its isolated location, a trip to the waterfall is a complicated affair even today, yet Angel Falls remains one of Venezuela’s top tourist attractions.

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