Stirling Falls, Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand.
Fiordland National Park.
The valley behind the falls is a classic U shaped valley craved out by glaciers. Stirling Falls is 146 meters (505 feet) high.
The mean annual rainfall is 6,813 mm (268 in) on 182 days a year. Milford Sound is known as the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand and one of the wettest in the world. Rainfall can reach 250 mm (10 in) during a span of 24 hours. The rainfall creates dozens of temporary waterfalls, but only two permanent waterfalls, this is one of them.