One of Earth's most stunning natural wonders, Victoria Falls straddles the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, just south of Livingstone, Zambia, and east of Zimbabwe's Zambezi National Park.
National Geographic released an immersive 360-degree video of the falls, allowing viewers to see the site as if floating above them. Click and drag your cursor in the video to see the falls from any angle.
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1989, the falls stretch more than a mile across the Zambezi River, plunging as much as 354 feet from a basalt plateau. Locally the name is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means "the smoke that thunders." It's believed to have been slicing away at the rock there for 2 million years, retreating upstream and leaving remnants of past falls down river.
Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone "discovered" the falls in 1855, naming them after Queen Victoria, during his historic south-to-north crossing of Africa. Long feared and avoided by tribesmen, the falls are now a huge tourist attraction for Zambia and Zimbabwe.