These Stunning Waterfalls Look Even More Magnificent From Above

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Stunning waterfalls are beautiful from any angle, but capturing their beauty from above may be the most magnificent perspective of all. All you have to do is get up high – if you’re lucky enough to have access to a helicopter or light aircraft, you may never look at your favorite waterfall the same way again. Pictured above, this breathtaking waterfall in Iceland known as Litlanesfoss, is fed by Lagarfljót Lake. The strange hexagonal rock formations are a result of the rapid cooling of basaltic magma over 60 million years ago.

Seljalandsfoss Falls, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss waterfall above

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One of Iceland’s most photographed and stunning waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss plummets nearly 200 feet into a pool below. From above, it looks especially magnificent while the wandering tourists look like ants.

Dragon Waterfall, Venezuela

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Dragon Falls are part of Angel Falls in Venezuela, the tallest falls in the world with a height of more than 3,200 feet, dropping from the edge of Auyantepui Mountain in Canaima National Park.

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington


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One of Washington State’s most popular scenic attractions, Snoqualmie Falls is a 268-foot waterfall on the Snoqualmie River about 40 minutes east of Seattle. It became internationally famous after appearing in the opening scenes for the cult television series “Twin Peaks.”

Pissevache Waterfall, Switzerland

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The impressive, 375-foot-high Pissevache Waterfall is located in The Valais region, also home to some of the most impressive gorges, caves and grottos in the Alps.

Waterfall on Kauai, Hawaii

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A waterfall on lush Kauai as seen via helicopter tour.