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- Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world’s tallest at 979 metres (3,212 ft).
- Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite Valley is 189 metres (620 ft) high with a sheer drop.
- Cumberland Falls in Kentucky is one of several falls in the world at which a moonbow is visible.
- Dettifoss in northeast Iceland is the largest waterfall in Europe in terms of volume discharge, having an average water flow of 200 m³/s.The falls are 100 metres (330 ft) wide and have a drop of 44 metres (144 ft) down to the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon.
- Eas a’ Chual Aluinn in Scotland, at 200 metres (660 ft), the tallest waterfall in the United Kingdom.
- Falls of Lora, also in Scotland, is an unusual rapids in the sea that is created when the waters in Loch Etive pour out through the narrow mouth of the loch over a rocky shelf.
- Gocta, the sixteenth tallest in the world at 771 metres (2,530 ft), is located in the province of Chachapoyas, Peru.
- Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun, Guizhou, China, is the largest waterfall in East Asia.
- Iguazu Falls is an extensive series of waterfalls along a 1.7-mile-wide stretch of escarpment on the Argentina-Brazil border.
- James Bruce Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America at 840 metres (2,760 ft), is located in the Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada.