Oct 2, 2012

Picture of the Day: Kaieteur Falls from Above




kaieteur falls guyana aerial Picture of the Day: Kaieteur Falls from Above



Kaieteur Falls is a high-volume waterfall on the Potaro River in central Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni region. It is located in Kaieteur National Park. The falls are 226 meters (741 ft) high when measured from its plunge over a sandstone and conglomerate cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 251 meters (822 ft).

While many falls have greater height, few have the combination of height and water volume. This has given Kaieteur Falls the misleading label of “largest single drop” waterfall in the world which is often misinterpreted as “tallest single drop.” However, it is likely one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. [Source: Wikipedia]

The photograph was taken from a small airplane by travel blogger Jason @ jasonaroundtheworld.com. Jason is a thirty-something travel addict who has visited 124 countries and counting. Not only has he travelled the globe but he has been to some very remote and ‘off the beaten path’ locations that you can track on his blog.

Keep doing your thing Jason! The Sifter salutes you.