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Tahquamenon Falls - Upper Falls (Panoramic) #1

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Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 November 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Tahquamenon Falls are two different waterfalls on the Tahquamenon River. Both sets are located near Lake Superior in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The water is notably brown in color from the tannins leached from the cedar swamps which the river drains. The Upper Falls are more than 200 feet across and with a drop of approximately 48 feet. During the late spring runoff, the river drains as much as 50,000 gallons of water per second, making the upper falls the third most voluminous vertical waterfall east of the Mississippi River, after Niagara Falls and Cohoes Falls, both in New York State.

The Lower Falls, located four miles downstream, are a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island which can be reached by rowboat. A hiking trail runs between the falls along the riverside, and visitors often play in the lower falls during the summer heat.

The falls are within Tahquamenon Falls State Park, between Newberry and Paradise, Michigan. They are a popular tourist destination in the Upper Peninsula during all seasons.

A four-shot panoramic photo captured October 2, 2016.

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellente prise, beau point de vue. .)

1 Nov 2016 6:32am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Superbe prise de vue !

1 Nov 2016 6:50am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Beautiful panorama encompassing the boardwalk and the river. The organic charge is quite noticeable.

1 Nov 2016 6:55am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

L'eau en blanc et l’eau en brun quel effet et contraste quelle chute et végétaiton superbe.

1 Nov 2016 7:10am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Impressive - thanks for the info on the color !

1 Nov 2016 7:32am

Martine from France

Drôle de couleur pour l'eau.

1 Nov 2016 7:54am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


1 Nov 2016 8:26am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Strange water color !!!

1 Nov 2016 8:42am

Pnyks from Warsaw, Poland

Quite a view! Like a waterfall of tea :) Good to know the color is all natural.

1 Nov 2016 8:45am

Frances from Boston, United States

Superb color and great capture of the water in this excellent image,

1 Nov 2016 9:19am

willy from Belgium

la couleur de l'eau est un peu surprenante Steven

une jolie photto de cette belle cascade

have a nice day

1 Nov 2016 9:46am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb work with the panorama and extraordinary colors.

1 Nov 2016 10:00am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Great capture. It's really impresive. Thanks for the info, too.

1 Nov 2016 10:19am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Nice panoramic. Lots of iron in that water, looks like.

1 Nov 2016 10:51am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What extraordinary colour in the falls. Does the water pass through peat?

1 Nov 2016 11:03am

@grouser: Tannin.

Carol from Leamington, Canada

So beautiful.... I like the walkway that gives an excellent view of the falls. The color of the water from the tannins is so cool. The Lower Falls sounds interesting too.... especially the hiking trail. Very nice indeed!!

1 Nov 2016 11:18am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

So intense flow !

1 Nov 2016 11:27am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

The colour of the fall is unique. Great capture.

1 Nov 2016 12:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The brown water really makes an impact. Beautiful shot.

1 Nov 2016 12:04pm

jean pierre a from France

belle compo!! beau rendu nde la cascade! amitiés

1 Nov 2016 1:00pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful view of the water falls and Lovely colours. Excellent panoramic shot. Superb. :)

1 Nov 2016 1:05pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Love how the water falling has the golden fall colurs, superbly seen and
very well done photo, almost as if you are standing on air for the view !~

1 Nov 2016 2:01pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing color of water.

1 Nov 2016 2:13pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this falls. It has a strong volume of water.

1 Nov 2016 3:03pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting how the falls brings out the color but the deeper water does not.

1 Nov 2016 4:26pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful colour to these falls

1 Nov 2016 4:46pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

1 Nov 2016 5:41pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

The colour of the fall is unique. Great capture. :)

1 Nov 2016 5:54pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The color is a bit startling until I read your explanation. A beautiful view

1 Nov 2016 6:56pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Superbe point de vue!

1 Nov 2016 8:21pm

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

C'est très beau

1 Nov 2016 8:26pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is very nice. I sure like the deep colours in the vegetation.

1 Nov 2016 8:46pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A gorgeous image. That beautiful waterfall dyed red...

1 Nov 2016 9:32pm

ventisqueras from Pisa, Italy

splendido il contrasto di colori della cascata!

1 Nov 2016 9:38pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Amazing colors!

1 Nov 2016 10:42pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice panorama!
such beautiful composition & colors!

1 Nov 2016 11:25pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh génial

2 Nov 2016 8:37am

Remus from Portugal

Beautiful panoramic photo.
Better than the beauty of the waterfall is the beauty of the surrounding area.

2 Nov 2016 2:11pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I love the rusty/coppery tone in the spilling water. A fine falls to see and shoot.

3 Nov 2016 3:11am