50 of the Most Famous Rivers in the World

Rivers usually flow towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river.

Some run peacefully through the landscape, others run wildly. We need them for our fresh water supply, food and transportation. Many settlements started along a river.

Rivers inspired many poets and painters in the past, and now photographers capture their beauty.

In this post we present 50 of the most famous and beautiful rivers in the world. Let’s get started!

The Amazon in Brazil

The Amazon in Brazil
author: CIFOR

Memuru in Norway

Memuru in Norway
author: Calle

Wheaton River in Canada

Wheaton River in Canada
author: Nicolas Dory

The Seine in Paris

The Seine in Paris
author: Don Julien

The River Niger in Mali

The River Niger in Mali
author: David

The Loire in France

The Loire in France
author: softballrulez

Ganges in India

Ganges in India
author: Andro

The River Thames in London

The River Thames in London
author: Ranma SAC

Congo River

Congo River
author: hilandernarry

The Yarra River in Melbourne Australia

The Yarra River in Melbourne Australia
author: egidio gaudi

Yellow River in China

Yellow River in China
author: lensfodder

Zambezi in Africa

Cahabòn River in Guatemala

Cahabòn River in Guatemala
author: Isac Goulart

Mosman River in Australia

Mosman River in Australia
author: Donald Yip

The Danube in Europe

The Danube in Europe
author: tienod

Rio Grande in the USA

Rio Grande in the USA
author: Tolka Rover

Rio Orinoco in Venezuela

Rio Orinoco in Venezuela
author: Don Perucho

Brisbane River in Australia

Brisbane River in Australia
author: Rodelicious

Colorado River in the USA

Colorado River in the USA
author: Mary

Views along the River Nile

On The Amazon

On The Amazon
author: Joseph A Ferris

Volga in Russia

Volga in Russia
author: flytiger

Rhone in France

Rhone in France
author: Dineh

The Rhine in Germany

The Rhine in Germany
author: Jennifer

Zambezi in Zambia

Zambezi in Zambia
author: 0bl1v1on

The River Nile in Egypt

The River Nile in Egypt
author: rob gipman

The Mississippi River in the USA

The Mississippi River in the USA
author: Maura M

Colorado River in the USA

Yangtze River in China

Yangtze River in China
author: muhjo

Dawn at the Amazon

Dawn at the Amazon
author: andy mumford

The Mekong River in Vietnam

The Mekong River in Vietnam
author: widowm4k3r

The Danube in Germany

The Danube in Germany
author: Petr Ushanov

Daintree River in Australia

Daintree River in Australia
author: acutely

Ural in Russia

Ural in Russia
author: Timophey

Po in Italy

Po in Italy
author: slack12

Red River in Vietnam

Fitz Roy River in Argentina

River in Wakayama-ken in Japan

River in Wakayama-ken in Japan
author: cereven

Steenbras River Mouth in South Africa

Steenbras River Mouth in South Africa
author: Philip Perold

The Amazon River

The Amazon River
author: cifor

River in Iceland

River in Iceland
author: whippeh

The Mekong River in Thailand

The Mekong River in Thailand
author: aaron

Kartong River in Gambia

Kartong River in Gambia
author: pantagonica

Argentina in Italy

Argentina in Italy
author: Braioz

Puncak in Indonesia

Puncak in Indonesia
author: Naja Helal

Ottawa River in Canada

Ottawa River in Canada
author: viamoi

Arkansas River in the USA

Arkansas River in the USA
author: gone-everlong

La Meuse in France

La Meuse in France
author: Jürgen

Waimakariri river in New Zealand

Waimakariri river in New Zealand
author: Ben Niven

Ebro in Spain

Ebro in Spain
author: yixzy

Author: Hilleke

Hilleke is a lady from Belgium... She is passionate about everything related to photography.

58 thoughts on “50 of the Most Famous Rivers in the World”

  1. WOw…. Love that photographs… Thank you very much for these lovely pictures. i love the River of Brazil and Congo… These are awesome… i would love to go over there and see the nature.

  2. hey this is nice, now everyone can see the beauty of these rivers.
    thanks for using my photograph 🙂

  3. This site is awesome……..really mesmerized with the beauty of the nature…hope some day ill be able to visit all the above mentioned places…..

  4. gr8…. I really Love that photographs… Thank you very much for these lovely pictures. i love the River of Brazil and Congo,Po, amazon,Mississippi,Nile… Those are awesome… i would love to go over there and see the nature.Amazing Photos! Thanks so much…This site is to be better than another .i could have memorized with the beauty of the nature…hope some day ill be able to visit all the above mentioned place..:-). Thanks for Hilleke (Belgium photographer)

  5. these were the best rivers i have ever seen in my
    life omg im only 9 and i have never seen this much ever
    tyhis is actually the first time i have ever saw rivers like this but
    now im really going to talk about this website to everybody….

  6. amazing pictures … refreshing i wolud rather say. thanks for helping me see nature’s beauty which i actually wouldn’t see….

  7. Thanks for these striking pictures of nature’s beauty from all over the world. I’ve seen (and swam) in a few of these, and hope to add to my list in the future. In the interim, you and your collection of photographers have assembled a stunning array of vivid shots. Wonderful!

  8. Very beautiful. Very calming and peaceful. Like many others, I would love to see these rivers in person one day.

  9. wonderful picture. Really attracting and it will be very helpful for tourism for those countries across which these rivers are flowing.

  10. hi i would realy like to see these rivers in person one day because they look really buetiful in the pictures but my favourate would have to be the mosman river in Queensland Australia

  11. I’m shocked as no rivers here from the only riverine country Bangladesh. Famous The Padma, The Meghna, The Jamuna and many more great rivers are there. So, Admin is requested to incorporate atleast 2/3 rivers from riverine Bangladesh.

  12. “WOW these photos were absalutely amazing.
    I nearly cried at the beauty especially the one in Vietnam seen as Forrest Gump was filmed there.
    Soooooo touching!!”

  13. the river which i like is river Thames in London.The other rivers also locking nice.its gggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeaaaaaaaattttttttttttt.

  14. The cryptorelated puzzle in the Hamilton Spectator was on famous rivers this morning.Wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.(I know I cheated lol)Glad I looked though.The pictures were great.Thanks…Don

  15. I like River, Climate & other natural beauty. These photographs are really mindful. Thanks a lot for present these.

  16. These image are awesome, mind blowing. I would like to thank that beautiful person who take these picture and has given a chance to enjoy the beauty of those river.

    What i feel by seeing those picture ,i can’t express through my language.

    Again i want to thank that nice person.

    Pravash Chakraborty

    pravash08@yahoo.com
    Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  17. spectacular beautiful. wish i could visit there. its amazing to see God’s creation. i love the environment so everything is very amazing and eye catching to me.

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