VENEZUELA: Angel Falls | Tepuis | Tepui Summit | Water | Fauna | Flora

Venezuela Pictures

Except where noted, all images are the property of Rhett A. Butler, copyright 1994-2004. Contact me with questions regarding use, reproduction, or purchase of any of the pictures.

These particular pictures were taken in 1996.

older version
Angel falls, the world's highest waterfall
Angel falls, the world's highest waterfall


Angel falls, the world's tallest waterfall, located in Venezuela
Angel falls, the world's tallest waterfall, located in Venezuela


Angel falls as seen from its base
Angel falls as seen from its base


Pool at the base of Angel falls
Pool at the base of Angel falls


Tabletop mountains (called tepui) as seen from the Rio Carrao
Tabletop mountains (called tepui) as seen from the Rio Carrao


Pink sandstone of Auyantepui
Pink sandstone of Auyantepui


Crevasse on Devil's mountain
Crevasse on Devil's mountain


Crevasse on Auyantepui
Crevasse on Auyantepui


Forest in a crevasse on Auyantepui
Forest in a crevasse on Auyantepui


Tepui in Venzuela, seen from the Carrao river
Tepui in Venzuela, seen from the Carrao river








Auyantepui as seen from the Rio Carrao
Auyantepui as seen from the Rio Carrao


Summit of Auyantepui, Devil's mountain, Venezuela
Summit of Auyantepui, Devil's mountain, Venezuela


Angel falls seen from an airplane
Angel falls seen from an airplane


Angel falls, the world's tallest waterfall, seen from an airplane
Angel falls, the world's tallest waterfall, seen from an airplane


Angel falls, the world's highest waterfall, seen from an airplane
Angel falls, the world's highest waterfall, seen from an airplane


Angel falls, the world's highest waterfall, seen from an airplanebut partly obscured by clouds
Angel falls, the world's highest waterfall, seen from an airplanebut partly obscured by clouds


Disappearing river on the summit of Auyantepui
Disappearing river on the summit of Auyantepui


Wei tepui in Venezuela
Wei tepui in Venezuela


Auyantepui mountain
Auyantepui mountain


Cliffs of Auyantepui
Cliffs of Auyantepui


Summit of Auyantepui, aerial view
Summit of Auyantepui, aerial view








Auyantepui in Venezuela
Auyantepui in Venezuela


Auyantepuy
Auyantepuy


Several waterfalls pouring off the sides of a tepui in Venezuela
Several waterfalls pouring off the sides of a tepui in Venezuela


Emergent canopy tree silhouetted by a tepui
Emergent canopy tree silhouetted by a tepui


Fog atop Auyantepui
Fog atop Auyantepui


View from atop a tepui
View from atop a tepui


Fissures and crevasses on the summit of Devil's mountain, Venezuela
Fissures and crevasses on the summit of Devil's mountain, Venezuela


Aerial view of Wei tepui
Aerial view of Wei tepui


Auyantepui in Venezuela
Auyantepui in Venezuela


Approaching the summit of Auyantepui
Approaching the summit of Auyantepui


Auyantepui, a table top mountain, in Venezuela
Auyantepui, a table top mountain, in Venezuela









Recommended travel guides on Venezuela:



Venezuela -- from Wikipedia

The Tepuis are table-like mountains found only in the Guiana highlands. These geological formations tend to be found as isolated entities rather than in mountain range fashion, which makes them the host of a unique array of endemic plant and animal species. Some of the most outstanding tepuis are Autana, Pico da Neblina (the highest one, on the Venezuelan-Brazil border), Auyantepui and Monte Roraima. They are typically composed of Precambrian sandstone rocks, very hard to climb, that rise abruptly from the jungle, giving rise to spectacular natural scenery. Auyantepui in particular is the source of Angel Falls, the world's tallest waterfall.

Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima) is a 30,000 km▓ park in south-eastern Venezuela that borders Brazil and Guyana. It is located in the state of BolÝvar, and was established on the 13 June 1962. It is the second largest park in the country, after Parima-Tapirapecˇ. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 because of the Tepuis (table-top mountains) that cover most of the park. The most famous Tepuis in the park are Monte Roraima, the largest and easiest to climb, and Auyantepui, which contains Angel Falls.






what's new | rainforests | tropical fish | for kids | search | about | copyright & use | contact

Copyright Rhett Butler 1994-2012

Pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler, copyright 2008. While these photos are the property of mongabay.com, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me.


Mongabay.com is a free resource.