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Victoria Falls: Nat Geo 360-Video Showcases New Technology in Wild

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(National Geographic via Facebook)

By    |   Thursday, 07 Apr 2016 11:13 AM

National Geographic has released a stunning 360-degree video of Victoria Falls, allowing viewers to see Africa's Zambezi National Park attraction from any angle.

National Geographic posted the video of the waterfalls, which straddle the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, to Facebook a platform that supports the emerging technology.

(Viewers are encouraged to click on the video and drag their cursor to change the angle of the video.)

 
360° Tour of Victoria Falls: The Canyons Below

Take a 360° flight alongside whitewater rafters through the labyrinth of gorges beneath Victoria Falls—one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

Posted by National Geographic on Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Designated a World Heritage Site in 1989, Victoria Falls is among the biggest waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River has been cutting its course through the plateau for 2 million years, and mist from the falls can be seen from more than 12 miles away, National Geographic reported.

Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the falls each year.

One of the sites greatest attractions is Devil’s Pool, a natural infinity pool at the edge of the waterfall with a rock ledge that pens people in, preventing them from tumbling over the edge.

Francisc Stugran told The Daily Mail in 2008 that wading in the natural pool is “better than bungee jumping.”

"It is a serious adrenalin rush for the first few minutes. The thought that you may get sucked away from the relatively calm waters of the pool makes you giddy with apprehension, although you would have to stray a fair way out for that to happen.

"If you jump in, it adds to the excitement but you can also get in gently. It's great fun - some people enjoy it quietly, swimming, looking and thinking, while others just keep screaming."

National Geographic’s 360-degree video gives viewers a glimpse of what it might look like to topple over the edge of the 350-foot cliff, The Huffington Post noted.

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National Geographic has released a stunning 360-degree video of Victoria Falls, allowing viewers to see Africa's Zambezi National Park attraction from any angle.
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