- Posted January 20, 2013 by
Johannesburg, South Africa
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
The Smoke that Thunders
Victoria Falls is considered to be the world’s largest wall of water. It is a spectacular waterfall located on the Zambezi River on the boarder between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Dr David Livingstone was the first European to see the falls which he named after Queen Victoria. The local Tonga name for the Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders)
This collection of pictures shows the Falls from the Zambian side during the high water season and the Falls from the Zimbabwean side during the low water season. The water is usually at it’s highest between March to May and at it’s lowest from September to December.
1) Victoria Falls from Zambia – high water season
2) Vic Falls from Zambia – high water season
3) Vic Falls from Zimbabwe – low water season
4) Vic Falls from Zimbabwe – low water season
5) Vic Falls from Zimbabwe – low water season
6) Devil’s Pool - a small natural rock pool on Livingstone Island. People swim in it during low water season (look carefully to see the swimmers standing above the pool).