Looking down Kaietur Falls

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (17)

Marilyn Whiteley on November 8, 2007

Thanks, Bruce. This is close as I wanted to get. The intrepid got onto the rock at the upper right, lay down, and looked and took pictures hanging over the edge! As you can judge from my other shot, there was no barrier of any kind, just a sign, warning that the rocks may be slippery! Marilyn

Hank Waxman on November 8, 2007

Hi Marilyn. When I saw this shot I immediately thought of your earlier one where I commented that the subject of the photo had a better view than we did. Thanks for letting me see over the edge too. I think this is the best of your new grouping.


Marilyn Whiteley on November 8, 2007

Hi Hank. Thanks for your comment. I hope it's all right to "mine" the resources of my collection on some raw, dreary, uninspiring November days. My concern is that, in nostalgic enthusiasm, I may let my "quality control" slip. Please let me know (tactfully of course!) if that seems to be happening.


Hank Waxman on November 8, 2007

Don't worry, Marilyn, you're not letting your sense of quality lapse in the slightest....and speaking for myself, I don't think your photographic skills got better in the last year since you joined Panoramio so I applaud your going back to find good shots from your personal inventory.


Syl de Canada on November 8, 2007

Really nice one Marilyn and don't worry! they are all beautiful :) I think we all do that , going back in our personal inventory and it is ok, because sometimes we discover really great shots. Cheers Sylvie

Marilyn Whiteley on November 8, 2007

Thanks, Sylvie. I'm glad to see that you do it, too! Cheers, Marilyn

eme jota on November 8, 2007

Amazing shot Marilyn! Great!

AlexMatos on November 8, 2007

Wonderfull photo Marilyn


Marilyn Whiteley on November 9, 2007

Thank you, eme jota and Alex. The waterfall is remarkable in that it combines an extremely long straight drop with a tremendous volume of water when the river is high--and the river was high when we visited.

Cheers, Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on November 11, 2007

Thanks for uploading this one Marilyn. There are no others of these falls on Google Earth. I am enjoying both your travels over recent years as well as your work from your Ontario neighborhood.

Тилигузов Сергей on November 13, 2007

Beauty! Accept my congratulations! Very nice photo!


Brandon_Belew on November 15, 2007

Great shot Marilyn! It's such a dramatic view. I can practically feel the mist blowing against my face!

Marilyn Whiteley on November 15, 2007

Thanks for your comment, Brandon. This waterfall is at the same time so near and so far. You can get as close as you dare to the edge because there are no barriers, only one warning sign. But the falls are so tall that you can't hear the roar at the bottom! But yes, some mist reaches the top.

Pepe Masides on December 21, 2007

It gives vertigo to wach this one impressive photo. I add doing it. Fabulous!!, I add it favourites to my.

Greetings, Pepe.

Marilyn Whiteley on December 21, 2007

Thank you, Pepe, for your visit and your comments, and especially for the compliment to this photo! Greetings from Canada. Marilyn

Fred Fouarge on February 23, 2008

Magnificent picture MARILYN, what a tick watercurtain has this fall, Nice,,,Greetings from holland Fred!

Marilyn Whiteley on February 23, 2008

Thank you, Fred. It is a remarkable waterfall, so high that when you stand at the top, all is silent! You cannot hear the roar there must be at the bottom of the falls. Greetings, Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 7, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Camera: OLYMPUS CORPORATION u10D,S300D,u300D
    • Taken on 2004/04/30 11:41:49
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash