This photo shows a waterfall in Peru
A photo purportedly shows a waterfall that resembles the shape of a woman wearing a bridal dress has been shared multiple times on Facebook and Weibo alongside a claim that it was taken in Hong Kong. The claim is false; the photograph actually shows a waterfall in Peru.
The image was published on Facebook here in a public group with more than 3,000 members.
The photo’s traditional Chinese-language caption translates to English in part as: “After days of torrential rain, the 'bride' at Hong Kong's famous Bride’s Pool Waterfall shows up. Nature is amazing!”
Bride’s Pool Waterfall is a popular natural site in the New Territories, an area in northern Hong Kong with vast forested areas.
The claim is false.
A keyword search based on bride-looking waterfalls found the photo in fact shows a waterfall in Peru.
The same waterfall can be seen at the 11-second mark of this YouTube video that was published on March 11, 2018.
The video’s Spanish title translates as: “NEWLY DISCOVERED 'LA NOVIA' WATERFALL (CAJAMARCA-PERÚ)”.
The waterfall is located outside the northwestern Peruvian city of Cajamarca, according to the video’s caption.
Below is a screenshot comparison of the photo in the misleading post (L) and the YouTube video at the 11-second mark (R):
The waterfall and its exact location in Peru can be seen on Google Street View here.