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American Falls (also called Rainbow Falls). It's the second largest of the 3 waterfalls at Niagara Falls State Park (one of the natural wonders of the world).

Starting your tour upstream, you will catch some neglected perspectives of Horse Shoe Falls. You will also be able to view the natural whirlpools. These are created by the river's response to its increasing acceleration and pending descent. Check out all of the views on the American side, because you can get pretty darn close (within a few meters).

But the best views are from the Canadian side, so don't miss that! Also of note are some more natural whirlpools about a 5 mile drive downstream.

This photo was taken from above the American Falls on a beautiful day in May 2005. I utilized the typical post-processing (slight contrast and auto levels).

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  • Copyright: Scott Hosner (scotthosner) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 26 W: 2 N: 7] (63)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-05-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Olympus C-720UZ
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-02-08 2:32
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