Photo taken in 1996. This part of Venezuela is the most beautiful place I have ever seen among the 70+ countries I have visited.
Angel Falls is the world’s highest waterfall, at 979 m (3,212 ft) high. It is located in Southern Venezuela in Canaima National Park.
Southern Venezuela is currently experiencing a gold rush that it pitting members of indigenous groups against one another, polluting rivers, and driving wildlife poaching: High gold prices, army collaboration, play role in mining invasion in southern Venezuela. But Angel Falls is not currently at risk from the activity.