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Source to Sea: A 113-Day and 1,700-Mile Journey Down a River in 3 Minutes

Have you ever seen an entire river from start to finish, from source to sea? That’s what photographers and adventurers Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore set out to do back in October 2011. The duo spent 113 days journeying down the Green and Colorado Rivers, traveling 1,700 miles from the mountains of Wyoming to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. The journey ended in January 2012.

The river begins as a trickle, carves ever deeper and more spectacular canyons, and is reduced to a trickle again by water diversions.

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Here’s a map showing the rivers that connect Wyoming to Mexico:

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You can find out more about the project on its website, Down the Colorado.

(via Smithsonian)


 
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  • FYI

    Cool vid, but a good daily lens wipe was needed.