Niagara Falls From Above: A Bird's Eye View

By | September 12, 2019

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This aerial view shows the Horseshoe Falls section of Niagara Falls on June 14 2012 in Niagara falls, New York. Source: (

If you have ever visited Niagara Falls, then you can attest to the splendor of the tremendous rush of water that pours over this spectacular series of waterfalls that straddle the U.S.-Canadian border. But a view from above shows you the sheer power of water to erode through solid rock. An aerial view of Niagara Falls lets you appreciate just how close it is to completely draining Lake Erie. What does Niagara Falls look like from above? Let's see how the Falls got to such an overpowering state and what the future looks like.

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Horseshoe is easy to see how it got its name. Source: (

A Bit About Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is not just one but three waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls (the largest and most impressive of the three), American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. They all have separate names because they got mad about constantly getting lumped together.

The Great Lakes are not all at the same elevation, so when the water drains from four of the Lakes—Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie—it gets bottlenecked at the deepest point between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Here, in the narrow Niagara Gorge, all of the water converges and tumbles down the rocks on its way to Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and eventually the Atlantic Ocean.