World's most beautiful waterfalls
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The bestphotographs lend this kind of fresh perspective to waterfalls that, after all, have been photographed countless times. These photos will inspire you to gochasing waterfalls, whether in your own backyard or oceans away-and even to experiment with different angles and techniques.
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Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA
Three sections make up North America’s highest waterfall, which comes tumbling off a sheer cliff at the top and ends up 2,425 feet below. Most people check out the scene from a viewing area near the Lower Falls; you can also make your way to the top of the Upper Falls via a steep hike.
Snoqualmie Falls (Photo: jockey)
Each year, more than 1.5 million people flock to see this dramatic, 270-foot curtain of water. It’s an easy drive from Seattle (about 30 miles), so come with a picnic and check out the falls from the observation platforms. Or bring your fiancé—it’s a popular place to get married.
Chasing Waterfalls (Photo: Kels)
Not far from a dramatic black-sand beach, Chasing Waterfalls—which, of course, evokes TLC’s hit song from the ’90s—streams down about 130 feet, surrounded by an emerald-green rocky surrounding. The best part? You can actually get behind the falls, which makes for some spectacular photos.