With a height of 979m (3,212 ft), Angel Falls is the world's highest waterfall, It has plunge of 807m. Angel Falls is located in the Guayana highlands, one of the five regions of Venezuela. The water comes in a free fall of 979 meters from the Churum river hovering of the edge of the Auyantepuy Table mountain, this the largest table mountain in Canaima Venezuela.
This fall is named for Jimmy Angel, an adventurous pilot from Missouri, United States, who flew to the air circus Lindberg. James Crawford Angel (Jimmy Angel) is a modern legend. He was born in the Cedar Valley area of the mid western state of Missouri on 1 August 1899. He saw the waterfall for the first time in 1933 with his partner while searching for the legendary McCracken River of Gold, or the Golden City. The indigenous people call it Kerepakupai-mer. The base of the falls feeds into the Kerep River which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River.
The height figure 979m mostly consists of the main plunge but also includes about 400m of sloped cascades and rapids below the drop and a 30m high plunge downstream of the talus rapids. Although a trip to the falls is a complicated affair, but Angel Falls is one of Venezuela's top tourist attractions. Canaima National Park is the gateway to Angel Falls. Although other waterfalls and lagoons can be visited from Canaima camp, the main reason tourists fly here is for the three-day, two-night trips to the base of Angel Falls.
Angel Falls is deep within the National Park. The falls are located about 5 hours' ride in a dugout canoe upstream from Canaima village. Canaima National Park is located in the south west of Venezuela. With a protected area of 3 million hectares, this park is the second largest protected area in Venezuela and sixth in the world. 2009 was nominated to compete in the New 7 Wonders of Nature, reaching third place of the 77 most voted wonders in the world.
Angel Falls entered the final group of the 28 most popular and now is among the first in the ranking. Angel Falls inspired the setting of many hollywood movies like 2009 animated film UP, Dinosaur, as well as 1990 film Arachnophobia. In the movie UP, the location was called Paradise Falls instead of Angel Falls. 2015 film Point Break was the latest movie appearance of Angel Falls.