Flying waterfalls in New Zealand?
It is one of the wettest places in the world and home to an amazing phenomenon. Milford Sound
in southwest New Zealand contains what appears to be 'flying waterfalls.'
It's a fjord, which is a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs. While this isn't the only place in the world you can see this incredible sight, no where else offers it on this scale!
This water feature is quite stunning and it's caused by rain ... a lot of it! It rains here 182 days per year on average, and in a 24-hour period, about 10 inches of rain can fall.
The water then cascades off the rocks creating these beautiful temporary waterfalls. They also appear to fly as they flow off the inlet. The paths in the rock are believed to have been carved by glaciers.
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