The power, drama and majesty of waterfalls make them a natural subject choice for photographers. And with technological innovations seen in GoPro cameras, the lens is able to capture new angles and views like never before. This video of Niagara Falls was posted on the Internet during the summer of 2013 after a photographer used what appears to be a remote-controlled helicopter to capture some spectacular images. Even still photography, like the mystical, black and white photography of Ansel Adams, has rendered some amazing images of the world’s most dramatic waterfalls.
Cascading for 226 feet over mossy basalt, the Proxy Falls serve as one of Oregon’s most photographed land features. With views like this, it’s obvious why.
Found beside the Snake River, the nearly 200-feet tall waterfall served as the site where kayaker Tyler Bradt set the unofficial world record for highest waterfall run. Beautiful photograph courtesy of Jesse Summers!
Even nature can’t avoid politics. In recent years, Venezuelan leaders have sparred over changing the name of the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall from Angel Falls (named after the man who flew over them first) to what the indigenous people call it, “Kerepakupai Vená” (waterfall of the deepest place). Either way you slice it, though, the sights are simply divine.
Known as Sweden’s “Manchester” for its impressive textile industry, Norrköping is bisected by the Motala ström river, which freezes over during the winter and grants stunning sights like the one above.