Drone Captures Spectacular Footage Of Niagara Falls

StoryfulPublished: June 8, 2017315 views
Published: June 8, 2017

Drone pilot Michael Hach took his equipment to Niagara Falls and captured this stunning footage at the end of September 2016. The camera captures the beauty of the falls, in all its power and majesty. Luckily, the drone captured some footage of a rainbow, shining bright above the falls.

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and New York state. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.

From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lies on the border of the United States and Canada with the American Falls entirely on the United States' side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also on the United States' side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island. The international boundary line was originally drawn through Horseshoe Falls in 1819, but the boundary has long been in dispute due to natural erosion and construction.

rainbow was formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, Niagara Falls is very wide. More than six million cubic feet of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost four million cubic feet on average.

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