There’s perhaps no greater inspiration to photographers than the sight of water in motion. The spectacle of a waterfall — the silvery white torrents of gushing water, the deafening roar as it strikes the ground, the plumes of mist rising like smoke, and the rainbows refracted in its spray — these images breed poetry in the fecund mind.
When we called for entries to a travel photography series on waterfalls, Yahoo readers responded with great enthusiasm. Here is a selection of the best images picked by our editors. Inspired? Keep submitting your photos!
Thirparappu Falls in Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, India
Kune Waterfall in Khandala, Maharashtra. The region, full of dense forests, is located in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats.
A passageway along the gushing river makes for an exciting approach to this thrilling waterfall.
Agaya Gangai waterfalls are located in Kolli Hills of the Eastern Ghats. Panchanathi, a jungle stream, cascades down as the Agaya Gangai (Translation: Ganges of Sky), is a 300-ft waterfall located in a valley that is surrounded by mountains on all sides.
A passenger train passes by the scenic Dudhsagar Falls in the western ghats between Goa and Karnataka.