Friday, August 5, 2011

Air Terjun Indah di Dunia II

Segala Puji bagi Tuhan yang telah melimpahkan air untuk mahluknya ....

  Iguazu Falls (Argentina & Brazil)
 Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu ; Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú) are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. Their name comes from the Guarani or Tupi words y (water) and ûasú (big). Legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage, the god sliced the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. The first European to find the falls was the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541, after whom one of the falls in the Argentine side is named.

Kaieteur Falls (Guyana)
 Kaieteur Falls is a high-volume waterfall on the Potaro River in central Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni region. It is located in Kaieteur National Park. It is 226 meters (741 ft) when measured from its plunge over a sandstone and conglomerate cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 251 meters (822 ft). While many falls have greater height, few have the combination of height and water volume. This has given Kaieteur Falls the misleading label of "largest single drop" waterfall in the world which is often misinterpreted as "tallest single drop." However, it is likely one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.

Laja Falls (Chile) 
 The Laja Falls (Spanish: Salto del Laja) is a waterfall located in the Laja River in southcentral Chile. It lies next to the old Pan-American Highway, between the cities of Los Ángeles and Chillán. It flows into a rocky canyon which has become very commercialized because of its location.

Angel Falls (Venezuela)
 Angel Falls (Spanish: Salto Ángel; Pemon language: Kerepakupai merú, meaning "waterfall of the deepest place", or Parakupa-vena, meaning "the fall from the highest point") is a waterfall in Venezuela. It 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, Venezuela. The height of the fall is so great that before getting anywhere near the ground, much of the water is evaporated or carried away as a fine mist by the strong wind.

Kukenan Falls (Salto Cucuenan)
 Cuquenan Falls (or Salto Kukenan, Kukenaam, or similar) is the second tallest major waterfall in Venezuela after Salto Angel. It is also the second tallest free-leaping waterfall in the world. Overall, it is usually cited as the 11th highest river in the world. The falls drop in a single leap around 2000 feet (670 m) and the final portion of the falls trickle down towards the base of the Kukenan Tepui.

Basaseachic Falls Mexico
 Basaseachic Falls (Cascada de Basaseachic) on the Basaseachic River is the second-highest waterfall in Mexico, located in the Parque Nacional Basaseachic at Cañon Basaseachic in the Copper Canyon region of northwest Mexico, near Creel, Chihuahua. They are 246 meters (807 ft) tall, second in Mexico only to the Cascada de Piedra Volada (Flying Stone Fall).

Gocta Cataracts (Peru)
 The Gocta Waterfall (Spanish: Catarata del Gocta), a perennial waterfall with two drops, has been known for centuries to the local residents in Peru's province of Chachapoyas in Amazonas, which is approximately 700 kilometres (430 mi) to the north-east of Lima and flows into the Cocahuayco river. Its existence was made public following an expedition made in 2005 by a German, Stefan Ziemendorff, with a group of Peruvian explorers. At the time of his discovery he successfully persuaded the Peruvian government to map the falls and to measure their height. On 11 March 2006, following his third expedition to the falls, he held a press conference, the contents of which were published by several of the world's wire services.

Paulo Afonso Falls, Brazil
 Paulo Afonso Falls (also known as Cachoeira de Paulo Afonso) is a series of waterfalls on the São Francisco River in the northeastern section of Brazil adjacent to the city of Paulo Afonso. It stands 275 feet (84 m) high and averages no more than 60 feet (18 m) wide.

San Rafael Falls, Ecuador
 The San Rafael waterfall is the largest and most spectacular waterfall in Ecuador. The San Rafael Falls are over 500 feet high and carry a huge volume of water in an astonishing display of nature’s power. They are located at the foot of the highly active Reventador Volcano which rises out of the Amazon jungle east of the Andes.

The Tequendama Falls, Colombia
 The Tequendama Falls (Spanish: Salto del Tequendama) is a 132m high waterfall on the Bogotá River, located about 30 km southwest of Bogotá in the municipality of San Antonio del Tequendama. The river surges through a rocky gorge that narrows to about 60 feet (18 m) at the brink of the 515feet (157meters) high falls. During the month of December the falls become completely dry.

Ventisquero Colgante, Cascada de (Hanging Glacier Falls), Chile
 Ventisquero Colgante Falls has a total height of 1600 feet 488 meters and it is located in Chile, Aisen, Queulat National Park, Puyuguapi. The falls are flowing out of the Ventisquero Colgante (Hanging Glacier) in Queulat National Park. A very large volume of water pours out from under the massive glacier and hurtles somewhere between 1400 and 2000 feet to the floor of the narrow valley. The falls often exhibit two segments, with a third, smaller segment falling even further than the main fall from a lobe of the glacier to the left of the main falls. Undoubtedly this is one of the best waterfalls in South America.

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