A dry, salty, cracked CO River river channel runs through its delta.
Sonora , Colorado River delta , Mexico
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Aerial view at sunrise of the double oxbow 'Loop' in Canyonlands.
Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA.
Aerial view of the Colorado River winding through the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA.
Colorado River water used in Potash mine settling ponds near Moab, UT.
A mother giraffe nuzzles her baby on a north Kenyan plain with a view.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya.
Colorado River water is died blue to expedite evaporation at a potash facility.
near Moab, Utah.
A spider monkey hangs out in a tree in the Amazon Jungle in Peru.
Fisheye aerial view of Hoover Dam in front of Lake Mead.
Lake Mead, Arizona-Nevada border.
View from above of four men diving in opposite directions into the sea
Diani Beach, Kenya.
The bow of a canoe navigates the Amazon River of Peru.
Amazon Jungle, Peru.
Clouds and redwall limestone are reflected in Marble Canyon.
Grand Canyon, Arizona.
A man swings an incense thurible during a Good Friday procession.
Aerial view of the Grand Canyon and river through wildfire haze.
A wave crashes over a an underwater photographer.
Nosara, Costa Rica
Aerial view of abstract patterns seen in the dry Colorado River delta.
Colorado River delta, Sonora, Mexico.
A swath of cracked earth stretches through the Colorado River delta.
Colorado River Delta, Mexico.
Tourists watch the Bellagio water show at night in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, Nevada.
A gemsbok antelope stands on a sand dune in Sossusvlei, Namibia.
Abstract aerial view of red wetlands in the Cienega de Santa Clara.
Sonoran Desert, Colorado River Delta, Mexico.
Ed Stafford stands on a stump during his 859-day Amazon Jungle walk.
Green fields of crops meet desert sands along the US / Mexico border.
Yuma, CA , USA
The sun illuminates a cloud shrouded Mount Everest.
Nepal, Himalayan Mountains, Ama Dablam Mountain
Redwall limestone forms the impenetrable river Gooseneck.
Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona.
A former Grand Canyon ranger watches a winter sunrise over a section of the Colorado River called Conquistador Aisle.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.
Ed Stafford chest deep in water during his 859-day Amazon Jungle walk.
A young man surfs a large wave on the coastline.
Tendrils of the Colorado River delta stand out in the Sonoran Desert.
Two young Brazilian men practice capoeira in a NY park at sunset.
New York City, New York, USA.
Aerial view of autumn patterns along a meandering Green River.
Green River. Colorado, USA.
A yoga class practices at dawn on the banks of the Ganges River.
Aerial view of the double oxbow in Canyonlands National Park.
Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
Aerial view of Climax molybdenum mine surrounded by snowcapped peaks.
Leadville , CO , USA
Aerial view of traffic on crisscrossing desert highway interchanges.
Phoenix , AZ , USA
Two men flyfishing in a cottonwood lined river in fall.
Basalt, Colorado, USA.
A female lion dashes across a lagoon toward a kudu kill by wild dogs.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
A tranquil scene of water and reflections on a Northern Kenya plain.
Aerial image above a Pjorsa river delta.
Aerial view of gemsbok antelope and shadow in a delta of Namib desert.
Namib desert, Namibia.
Ed Stafford in the swamp during his 859-day Amazon Jungle walk.
Aerial view of the Colorado River flowing through the Grand Canyon.
Jonathan Waterman walks with his blowup pack raft across a dry delta.
Woman looking at the Colorado River passing through Nankoweap Cayon.
Colorado River, Nankoweap Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.
Close up view of elaborate henna designs on a woman's bejeweled feet.
Abstract aerial view of sunrise over the Cienega de Santa Clara.
Tendrils of the Colorado River delta stand out in the Sonoran Desert.
Aerial view of a man swimming in a Las Vegas pool at night.
A man is playing the guitar for two women in a barn during winter.
Close up aerial view of patterns in the Climax Mine Superfund site.
Marble Canyon at dawn over the Navajo Reservation.
Marble Canyon, Grand Canyon, Arizona.
Beautiful tendrils fill the now dry Colorado River delta.
Aerial view of patterns in a waterfront subdivision in Fountain Hills.
Phoenix, AZ , USA
Aerial view of snowcapped peaks poking through the clouds in Colorado.
Capitol Peak, Elk Mountains, Colorado.
Threshing barley the old way in Laya.
Mountaineers walk through the Himalayas in the shadow of prayer beads.
Nepal, Himalayan Mountains, Everest.
Underwater view of three girls diving into a pool.
Aerial view of backlit sprinklers watering rows of green lettuce.
Imperial Valley, near Salton Sea , CA , USA
Abstract aerial view of an abandoned boat in the Colorado River delta.
Sonoran Desert, Colorado River Delta.
Aerial view of red dust on top of patchy glaciers on Snowmass Peak.
Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado, USA.
The end of the Colorado River moves into Mexico.
San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico.
Below a clear starry night sky a woman reads her book.
Grand Canyon , Arizona, United States of America
A side view of a Superb Starling bird at Lewa Wildlife reserve, Kenya.
Hikers treck through the snowy trail in the shadow of Mount Everest.
Filtered sunlight through the jungle on the Amazon River in Peru.
A young girl being tossed in the air.
Aerial view of the Colorado River flowing through Canyonlands, UT.
Aerial view of sunset over Mount Sopris in Carbondale, Colorado.
Carbondale , CO , USA
Looking southwest to Navajo Mountain from Cataract Canyon, 140 miles from Glen Canyon Dam.
Lake Powell, Utah.
Aerial view of ATVs riding in the Algodones sand dunes in the morning.
Algodones Sand Dunes, California.
Aerial view of the Sossusvlei region of the Namib Desert.
A Cocopah man stands at the end of the Colorado River in Mexico.
Petrified trees stand near red sand dunes in Sossusvlei, Namibia.
A giraffe and her baby walk on a north Kenyan plain with a view.
A man paddles through trash-filled waters of the Colorado River end.
A Rocky Mountain toad swims by the camera in the Little Colorado.
Aerial view of a dense subdivision butting up to undeveloped desert.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Aerial view of snaking CO River flood canals mirroring morning skies.
north of Yuma , Imperial Valley , CA , USA
Mexicans celebrate the 2014 pulse flow moving across the dry Colorado River Delta.
The Phoenix region boasts 150 golf courses and scores of unnatural lakes.
The hauntingly beautiful, dry Colorado River Delta.
Aerial view of dawn light over misty, snowy farmland in western CO.
Grand Junction, CO, USA
Frosted grasses hang over a bend in an iced and snowy Colorado River.
Gypsum , CO , USA
Mexicans celebrate the pulse flow moving its way across the dry Colorado River Delta.
An underwater view of four men standing in a line.
A dory with passengers runs a rapid on the Colorado River.
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