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At the Top - Victoria Falls, South Africa

At the Top - Victoria Falls, South Africa ©

30" x 40" Gallery wrap canvas Acrylic Painting


Victoria Falls (or Mosi-oa-Tunya) Tokaleya Tonga:- the Smoke that Thunders) is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Total height is 355 ft at the center. The falls are formed as the full width of the Zambezi river plummets in a single vertical drop into a transverse chasm 5604 ft wide, carved by its waters along a fracture zone in the basalt plateau.

While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest, based on its width of 5604 ft and height of 354 ft, resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water.

This painting was created (by permission) from photographs taken by Roberta Martin while on safari with her husband in 2005. She was able to capture an early morning view at the top of the falls.


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Landscape and waterfall paintings by Shirley Reade