November 15, 2011



Angel Falls In Venezuela, originally uploaded by Emily Whale.

Angel Falls in Venezuela – the world’s highest waterfall, with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft).

The name “Angel Falls” was given after Jimmie Angel, a US aviator who first flew over the falls in a plane. The common Spanish name is “Salto Ángel” but there is some interest in using the original indigenous Pemon term (“Kerepakupai Vená”, meaning “waterfall of the deepest place”). Learn more at Wikipedia.

For an aerial shot and a different perspective, see this one.

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