Angel Falls

This section of our waterfall pictures website features beautiful pictures of Angel Falls. Angel Falls is a popular destination for nature lovers, tourists in general, and people who just love waterfalls.

These pictures of Angel Falls let you see Angel Falls from several different angles, and they give you a good idea of what to expect when visiting Angel Falls.

Detailed information on Angel Falls can be found below the pictures on this page.

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Pictures of Angel Falls

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Angel Falls Facts

Angel Falls or Paradise Falls is a waterfall in Venezuela. Please note that we also have a section on Paradise Falls, which is not to be confused with Angel Falls, our Paradise Falls pictures feature waterfalls that inspire a feeling of paradise, the paradise falls pictures are from around the world.

Angel Falls 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, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State.

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. The base of the falls feeds into the Kerep River, which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River.

The height figure 979 m (3,212 ft) mostly consists of the main plunge but also includes about 400 m (0.25 mi) of sloped cascades and rapids below the drop and a 30 m (98 ft) high plunge downstream of the talus rapids. While the main plunge is undoubtedly the highest single drop in the world, some feel that including the lower cascades somewhat stretches the criteria for the measurement of waterfalls, although there are no universally recognized standards of waterfall measurement.

Angel's Falls was named after Jimmie Angel, a US pilot who was the first person to fly over the falls in 1933.