December 13, 2013
Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
Photograph by Les Gibbon, Alamy
At Kaieteur Falls, the Potaro River cascades 741 feet—four times the length of Niagara Falls—in one drop over the sandstone ledge that separates Guyana's highlands from its sea-level rain forests. The wide light-brown sheet thunders down with such force that it kicks up clouds of mist that drift upward above the falls.
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