There's something about falling water that enchants us humans. Whether it's the smooth sheets of a long-exposure photograph or the raging waters of a moment captured in all its power, one thing's for sure: we. love. waterfalls.
This week, our love of falling water sent us on a quest to find 25 of the most beautiful, most diverse, and most amazing waterfalls on the globe. A list that we think is worthy of the "before you die" classification. A list that every nature lover should add to their bucket list.
We're not sure if we pulled it off, but after days of scouring the Internet and reading more "Top 10″ and "Top 20″ and "Most Beautiful" lists than we care to count, we've come up with a list of our own. Below are the 25 waterfalls we think EVERY nature should visit before they die, accompanied by beautiful photos captured by the 500px community.
1. Angel Falls
2. Yosemite Falls
4. Victoria Falls
5. Niagara Falls
6. Fairy Falls
7. Iguazu Falls
8. Plitvice Falls
9. Manawaiopuna Falls
10. Havasu Falls
11. Rhine Falls
12. Multnomah Falls
13. Soca River Falls
14. Kaieteur Falls
15. Sutherland Falls
16. Nohkalikai Falls
19. Torc Waterfall
20. Burney Falls
21. McWay Falls
23. Pearl Shoal Waterfall
24. Kawasan Falls
25. Detian Falls
Keep in mind that our initial shortlist had 46 waterfalls listed! Iceland alone had 6 contenders and the Pacific Northwest has enough to keep you busy for weeks. Cutting down to a final 25 was painful and difficult, and chances are good that any waterfall you think should have made the list but didn't was considered.
Still, let us know in the comments if you think we left out a must-see waterfall. Bonus points if you've got your own photo of that waterfall on 500px!
And if you just want to browse more beautiful waterfall imagery from the 500px community, give this link a click and forget about getting anything else done the rest of the day.
A version of this post was originally published on the 500px ISO blog.
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