Respectful Insolence

Your Sunday dose of photography

Angel Falls produces the tallest free fall of water in the world, at over 3,000 feet, with an uninterrupted drop of over 2,600 feet. If you read the conventional history of the falls, you’d know that the one credited officially with discovering the falls is James Angel, who found the falls while looking for an ore bed. Oh, sure, it’s true that Ernesto Sanchez La Cruz found them first and that the Venezuelan natives in the area knew about them long before Angel showed up, but the falls weren’t named after any of them, now were they?

Of course, there’s another explorer to contend with who also discovered the falls:

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Perhaps they should have been named Fleet Falls–or even EneMan Falls.