Photography: Where two rivers meet

The confluence of the rivers Czâlin (clean water) and Yangtze River (brown waters) in Chongqing, China.

In geography, a confluence is the meeting of two or more bodies of water. It refers either to the point where a tributary joins a larger river, called the main stem, or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name. The confluences in the photos below create dramatic visual contrasts.

Confluence of the Mosel and Rhine River  in Koblenz, Germany. (source)

Confluence of the Rhone and Arve River in Geneva, Switzerland. (source)

The Junction (La Jonction) where the river Arve (carrying all the sand) meets the river Rhône (clear) in Geneva. (source)

The Junction (La Jonction) where the river Arve meets the river Rhône in Geneva. (source)

Confluence of the Ilz, Danube, and Inn Rivers in Passau, Germany. (source)

Confluence of the Drava and Danuve Rivers near Osijek, Croatia.

Confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers in Devprayag, India. (source)

Confluence of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers in Lytton, BC, Canada. (source)

Confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA.

Confluence of the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes near Manaus, Brazil. (source)

Confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers at Cairo, IL, USA. (source)


13 comments on “Photography: Where two rivers meet

  1. owfotografik says:

    Amazing photographs. Very interesting and kind of sad when you consider what makes these colors. Omaste

    • Anonymous says:

      Sad? You are grossly misinformed if you think human waste is the cause of the difference in colors. Half of those photos are from some of the least polluted places on the planet. It’s just loose soil.

  2. All I can say is “WOW!” Who knew?

  3. I had no idea! These are most informative as well as visually stunning.

  4. dwankan says:

    Nice collection of photos.

  5. OMG, Wow, I never thought such colour would separate in contrast through water! Is it because one side is shallower water and more muddy than the other? If it is slightly more muddy on one side for example, how does it stay on one side? I am curious!

  6. I had no idea there could be such a dramatic contrast where the two rivers meet. Very interesting.

  7. Some Girl says:

    Wow, very interesting and beautiful! Thanks for teaching me my word of the day!

  8. Wow stunning photos!

  9. interesting collection. i’ve been to the one near manaus, brazil😉

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