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The winding river

The winding river
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Even though we aren’t able to travel right now to discover new landscapes, these gorgeous river photos will help you escape and explore these water sources from a different angle.

Windy road

Windy road
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A river winds into the Daintree Rainforest in Queensland. It looks narrow from far above, but it’s much larger when you’re on the banks.

Golden hour

Golden hour
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This stunning view of Phang Nga Bay in Thailand at sunset makes it look like you can see to the end of the earth.

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Blue running through the green

Blue running through the green
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A river, created by the Ratchapha Dam, runs through the forests of Thailand.

Canyon river

Canyon river
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An aerial view of the Markarfljot River running through a canyon in Iceland.

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Currents in the desert

Currents in the desert
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A green-tinted river runs through the dry Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

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Flowing down

Flowing down
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Skippers Canyon, north of Queenstown in New Zealand, was carved out by the Shotover River.

Paddling through

Paddling through
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A group of kayakers makes their way through a small river at Kho Rong Island in Cambodia.

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Red branches

Red branches
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Jokulgilskvisl River in Landmannalaugar, Iceland runs along the edge of a lava field formed in 1477. The geological elements in the area give the river its unusual colour.

Looking down

Looking down
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The massive Fjadrargljufur Canyon river in Iceland is up to 100 metres deep and 2km long. The canyon was formed by erosion from glaciers and took millions of years to create.

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