Niagara Falls region from above

The Times Union newspaper in Albany, New York has posted a selection of pictures taken by photographer John Moore while aboard a helicopter flown by the U.S. Office of Air and Marine, (OAM), which monitors and patrols the U.S. northern border with Canada. The full gallery can be seen at the link below.

A cloud of mist rises over Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the Niagara Falls on June 4, 2013 at Niagara Falls, New York. The falls, which have a combined highest flow rate of any waterfalls in the world, stradle the U.S.-Canada border, drawn through the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. The falls, visited by millions of tourists on each side of the border, are also a major source of hydroelectric power for the region.

Niagara Falls region from above by John Moore, Times Union/Getty Images


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