People use their cameras to capture moments. It doesn’t matter whether you’re using a digital camera that’s a little more high-end compared to that of your friends’, or a camera phone and the usual apps that make the end result a lot more professional-looking. All that matters is that you have something on hand that would allow you to freeze certain moments in time, moments that you know could never be repeated in the exact same way ever again.
Some take pictures of people. It could be pictures of people they know sharing special moments together, or it could be pictures of random strangers on the street as they go about their usual lives.
Some people take pictures of events. These pictures capture those moments that deserve to be engraved in the minds of those attending, such as the first kiss during a wedding or a hat flying off of a man’s head during a beach party.
As for the others, they take pictures of nature and capture the majesty that it displays. And if there is one thing that truly encompasses every possible meaning of the term ‘majestic’, it’s definitely a waterfall.
Waterfalls are truly amazing. They can be gentle and reassuring, and can guarantee the finer things in life. The dainty trickle of the water as they cascade down into a small stream can be the most relaxing thing you will ever experience. The bigger ones however, are an entirely different story. The roar of the water as it crashes down into what lies beneath it can be the most powerful sound you will ever hear, showing you that there simply is no messing with nature sometimes.
These paradoxes, the different wonders that waterfalls present, are the things that make nature photography more than worth it for a lot of people.
Below are 20 of the most stunning pictures taken of waterfalls from all over the world. These pictures show poetry in motion, and capture some of the most powerful and enchanting moments as water displays its power over all the other elements around it. Although some of them look like they were taken from a good distance from the waterfall itself, a lot of them can make you imagine the risks that the photographer probably had to take to capture each amazing shot. It doesn’t matter though, because for this kind of beauty to be captured, all the risks are worth it.