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The Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side - snapshot taken from a helicopter.


The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The Local people call it "Mosi-oa-Tunya" -- the smoke that thunders and the Falls are remarkable.

There is a magic about them manifested in the towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippo and deadly crocodiles lurk.

The Victoria falls is 1 708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 550,000 cubic metres of water plummet over the edge every minute.

Remarkably preserved in its natural state, Victoria falls inspires visitors as much today as it did David Livingstone in the 1860's. The falls and the surrounding area have been declared National Parks and a World Heritage Site, thus preserving the area from excessive commercialisation.

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  • Copyright: Anna Mueller (DieAnnaM) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 11] (30)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-05-25
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-15 15:08
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