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The Powerful Splendor of Waterfalls

by Head Editor Yvette Depaepe
Published the 15th of October 2021

Waterfalls are spectacular, simultaneously beautiful, uplifting, overwhelming and bringing such immediacy into our minds.

There is no wondering about what the waterfalls were like yesterday,  no way to know what they will look like tomorrow.
There will always be a shade of difference, a nuance noticed or not, but to see them right now, in this moment in their powerful splendor, that is the way to celebrate the present ...


'Etive Rainbow' by Antonio Prado Pérez


To me, waterfalls are the most beautiful curtains Mother Earth uses to decorate her universal home …  Gently blowing in the breeze, or whispering softly on dull days, or furiously dancing in stormy weather.'


'Musing through my Window …' by Yvette Depaepe


Waterfalls are one of the most common natural phenomena on our earth; where water flows over a steep hillside or cliff and causes a drop or a series of drops to a lower level of a river or creek. There are many different types of waterfalls, and sometimes it can be quite hard to classify them – from a segmented to tiered waterfall to high cataract and cascade waterfall.

In modern nature and landscape photography, waterfalls are an essential subject appearing in various exhibitions and photo galleries.
Compared to other landscape photography subjects, such as oceans and mountains, waterfalls may be a subject that photographers think would be clear and straight forward. However, creating an excellent waterfall photograph is very challenging – a photographer requires all kinds of techniques, creativities and dedications in order to capture a unique moment of the waterfall.

In this sublime collection of 1x waterfall shots by talented photographers, we can view a wide range of waterfalls from all over the world. Those images not only give us great inspiration from a photographic perspective but are also a rich source to exhibit the beauty of landscapes and invoke our true appreciations to our natural environment.


'Fairy waterfalls' by Peter Svoboda, MQEP



'Magic Waterfall II' by Daniel Viñe



'Morning Godafoss' by Colin Bradnam



Magic of Kamchatka' by [email protected]



'Niagara fall' by Larry Deng



'Unveiled' by Carl T. Loveall



'Starry Night Over Palouse Falls' by Lydia Jacobs



'Sunrise at Niagara Falls' by Larry Deng



'Secret water falls' by Larry Deng


 'Icelandic Stream' by Alfred Forns



'Splashing' by Kenneth Zeng



'Long way to Ainor' by Milos Lach



'Pouring Light' by Adrian Popan



'Waterfall' by Paolo Bolla



'In the Valley' by Mei Xu



'plitvicka jezera' by roblfc 1892 roberto pavic



'the view in my dream' by Annie Poreider



'In Flames' by Carl T. Loveall



'Kirkjufellsfoss' by Ramón Menéndez Covelo