Story Behind the Photo: Niagara Falls

American Falls at Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America. Along the Niagara River the forms the border between the state of New York and Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls is comprised of the individual waterfalls. According to the New York State Parks Department, 3160 tons of water flows over the falls each second – 75,750 gallons over the American and Bridal Veil Falls and an amazing 681,750 gallons over Horseshoe Falls. This enormous volume of water falls at a rate of 32 feet per second. As a natural power source, Niagara Falls is capable of producing over 4 million kilowatts of power that is shared by the United States and Canada.

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6 responses

  1. This is an absolutely beautiful shot of the falls and I love the tones you brought out. I’ll be making another trip there in the summer myself, so this will leave me inspired. Great work on your site!

    December 9, 2010 at 8:12 am

    • Thank you so much! The colors of the water at the falls have always fascinated me, so I’m glad you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful trip this summer!

      December 9, 2010 at 10:45 am

  2. Beautiful exposure. Excellent work.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm

  3. Great image

    December 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

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