Encore - Angel Falls

November 23, 2019

Today and every Saturday Earth Science Picture of the Day invites you to rediscover favorites from the past. Saturday posts feature an EPOD that was chosen by viewers like you in our monthly Viewers' Choice polls. Join us as we look back at these intriguing and captivating images.

: Phil and Monica Halper
Summary Authors: Phil and Monica Halper 

Ferbuary 2014 Viewer's Choice Shown above is the magnificent Angel Falls, or Kerepakupai Merú, in southeastern Venezuela. With a drop of 3,212 feet (979 m), it may be the tallest waterfall in the world. The steep-walled, flat-topped massif from which it plunges, called Auyán-tepui mountain, is part of the Guiana Shield containing rocks as old as 1.8 billion years. The waters here are naturally acidic. Over the course of time, they have helped to create this extraordinary landscape. Salto Angel is on the Kerep River, a tributary of the Churun River. The falls make up part of Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Photo Details: Top - Camera: NIKON D5000; Focal Length: 18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm); Aperture: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125); ISO equiv: 200; Software: OLYMPUS Master 2.30W.