A Look Down The Lower Lewis River Falls

May 11, 2013

Lower Lewis River Falls Washington

Yes, the lake may be found in Washington, an alleged entrance to the much-mythicized northwest passage whose specious existence sent two explorers on their “merry” way across the country in the early 19th century. But if you think these falls are named after one of these adventurers, Meriwether Lewis, you’d be sadly mistaken. Rather, the Lewis River received its name from Lee Lewis, a mere homesteader.

Desert Rivers, Mexico

April 24, 2013

Riverbed or horizontal tree? Nature is the best artist of them all.

Four of the World’s Most Important Rivers

March 9, 2013
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Source: NASA

The Nile

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Snaking through an incredible eleven countries with an estimated length of 4,130 miles, the Nile is one of the world’s largest and most important rivers in human history. Countless civilizations, the Ancient Egyptians among them, have taken advantage of the Nile’s position in some of the world’s most inhospitable climates to survive–and eventually flourish.

While crucial in ancient times in terms of subsistence, the Nile was prone to catastrophic flooding due to melting Ethiopian snows near the river’s source. It wouldn’t be until the Aswan Dam’s completion in 1970 that the Nile finally stopped flooding.

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The Terrific Twists Of The Amazon River

March 2, 2013

Amazon River Photograph

Hidden within the bends of the world’s second longest river, over one-third of all known animal species live within the Amazon Rainforest.

Papua New Guinea’s Magnificent Menya River

February 17, 2013

Menya River

While one of the world’s least-explored countries, Papua New Guinea contains a wealth of culture, ecological abundance and stunning visual stimuli. Within the country’s borders it is estimated that an astonishing 841 different languages exist and that even more plant and animal species await discovery. Unfortunately, though, while its mining resources have been found and exploited to the point that Papua New Guinea was the world’s sixth fastest growing economy in 2011, most people still live within extreme poverty–or less than $1.25 a day.

A Surreal Sunrise In The Amazon

January 16, 2013

Sunrise Over Amazon Rainforest

While most visit the Amazon rainforest to encounter the 2,000 birds and mammals residing within its 1.4 billion acre borders, the sights from above are just as stellar.