Angel Falls, Guiana Highlands, Venezuela

Angel Falls, also known as Salto Ángel, is the highest waterfall on Earth and is found in Canaima National Park in the Guiana Highlands of Venezuela. At Angel Falls, the waters of the Churun river fall down the cliffs of the Auyán-tepui mountain from a staggering total height of 979 meters. The waterfall consists of three parts: the main plunge of 807 meters, a section of sloped rapids and a final plunge of 30 meters.

Information source: Canaima National Park Service

Image: Angel Falls flowing down the Auyán-tepui mountain in the Guiana Highlands, Venezuela. Credit: Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons.

Monte Fitz Roy, Andes, Argentina and Chile

Monte Fitz Roy, also known as Cerro Chaltén, is a mountain in the Andes, located near the village of El Chaltén in Patagonia along the Argentina and Chile border. The summit of Monte Fitz Roy reaches a height of 3405 meters, but is generally covered in clouds. While it is not as high as other mountain peaks in the Andes, it is especially notorious among mountaineers for its jagged peaks and sheer granite faces.

Information source: Los Glaciares National Park Service

Image: Monte Fitz Roy in the Andes along the Argentina and Chile border. Credit: Todor Bozhinov, Wikimedia Commons.