10 Photos of Rivers for National River Month

Inside walls of the Grand Canyon just above President Harding Rapids on Colorado River

Inside walls of the Grand Canyon just above President Harding Rapids on Colorado River. Chad Ehlers Stock Connection Worldwide/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: scphotos131132

Rivers are really quite useful. They can provide us with recreational fun, a place to observe wildlife, or maybe a setting for peaceful self reflection… No wonder June has been declared National Rivers Month!

These beautiful natural waters supply us with everyday needs and enjoyments. Keeping rivers in tip top shape has become very important and this year marks the 20th Anniversary of National River Cleanup. Around the country, people have come together to organize cleanups of their local rivers. Go here if you’re interested in helping out.

So in honor of National Rivers Month, we bring you 10 incredible images of rivers on the 10th! And, since we’re all about helping everyone with their photo needs, we’ll even give you some fabulous story ideas so you can use these river pictures whenever you need to:

First, we recommend you go with the standard reporting on National Rivers Month. Tame enough.

Alligator Hole, Black River Town, Jamaica South Coast

Alligator Hole, Black River Town, Jamaica South Coast. Greg Johnston / DanitaDelimont.com "Danita Delimont Photography"/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: ddpphotos094210

Maybe you’re interested in doing a little story on Goldilocks? Although folklore may say that bears are into porridge, you’re actually more likely to find Mama, Papa, and baby bear hitting up the river to catch a bite to eat.

USA, Alaska, Katmai National Park, Group of brown bears hunting in Brooks River

USA, Alaska, Katmai National Park, Group of brown bears hunting in Brooks River. Paul Souders / DanitaDelimont.com "Danita Delimont Photography"/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: ddpphotos233557

How about a piece on how the Hoover Dam was built? Because we all know President Herbert Hoover wanted to build a place safe enough to harbor a potentially deadly cube from outer space. Like we could risk Megatron getting his hands on that! The cover up story was the dam was built for irrigation purposes, to control floods, and provide hydroelectric power from none other than the Colorado River … so you could do that story instead – either way this photo works.

These amazing pictures of the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge (Colorado River Bridge) show the sheer scale of the project in hand

These amazing pictures of the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge (Colorado River Bridge) show the sheer scale of the project in hand. The photos were shot in September 2009. The entire project is expected to be completed by September 2010. The $240 million, 2,000-foot bridge is part of a larger project, a 3.5-mile corridor that begins in Clark County, Nevada, and ends in Mohave County, Arizona. CB2/ZOB/WENN.com/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: wennoddpix037578

If you’re discussing ideas for Summer Fun, you may need to provide some warning and information about potential dangers. You could say 1 in 10 people have a mishap with a crocodile while kayaking. This statistic cannot be verified by any legitimate source, but crocodiles do like residing near rivers as this picture clearly shows … and they have to eat.

Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve, Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) lies across from elephant carcass in Khwai River

Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve, Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) lies across from elephant carcass in Khwai River. Paul Souders / DanitaDelimont.com "Danita Delimont Photography"/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: ddpphotos001298

Rivers run through our towns and cities, dividing places and providing a means of survival. You can’t escape them! So enjoy the rest of these cool pictures and have a happy National Rivers Month.

China, Guanxi. Li river single cormorant fisherman Li river.

China, Guanxi. Li river single cormorant fisherman Li river. Walter Bibikow / DanitaDelimont.com "Danita Delimont Photography"/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: ddpphotos038414

 

Snowstorm over Grand Canyon and Yellowstone River.

Snowstorm over Grand Canyon and Yellowstone River. Dave Welling / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont.com "Danita Delimont Photography"/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: ddpphotos316815

Flying at an altitude of 7,500 ft over Fort Pillow, the Mississippi River can be seen winding its way to Memphis. Oxbow lakes show past channels the river has taken. Standing at the Memphis waterfront, at least 90 million gallons-enough to fill 136 Olympic-sized swimming pools-will pass by every minute

Flying at an altitude of 7,500 ft over Fort Pillow, the Mississippi River can be seen winding its way to Memphis. Oxbow lakes show past channels the river has taken. Standing at the Memphis waterfront, at least 90 million gallons-enough to fill 136 Olympic-sized swimming pools-will pass by every minute. c51/c51/ZUMA Press/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: zumawireworldphotosthree605553

Rafters along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River

Rafters along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Jamie & Judy Wild / DanitaDelimont.com "Danita Delimont Photography"/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: ddpphotos280485

Large group of people launching boats

Large group of people launching boats. Scott T. Smith / DanitaDelimont.com "Danita Delimont Photography"/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: ddpphotos267729

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