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


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58 Responses:

  1. Musa says:

    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 years and 805 days ago )
  2. Anonymous says:

    the picture under Rio Grande is of the Colorado River

    ( 2 years and 802 days ago )
  3. Anonymous says:

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

    ( 2 years and 795 days ago )
  4. Rebecca Elizabeth says:

    most beautiful and amazing rivers around the world

    ( 2 years and 701 days ago )
  5. Kashish Chaurasia says:

    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…..

    ( 2 years and 651 days ago )
  6. Phyu Phyu (from Myanmar) says:

    Amazing Photos! Thanks so much…

    ( 2 years and 642 days ago )
  7. Gowsithkaran says:

    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)

    ( 2 years and 583 days ago )
  8. joedy poppy says:

    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….

    ( 2 years and 569 days ago )
  9. Assefa A. says:

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

    ( 2 years and 554 days ago )
  10. Teacher J.S. says:

    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!

    ( 2 years and 549 days ago )
  11. Your mom says:

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

    ( 2 years and 543 days ago )
  12. bong says:

    really good

    ( 2 years and 502 days ago )
  13. luke mcmullen says:

    goo rivers very good screw you josh you ronan park wannabe

    ( 2 years and 483 days ago )
  14. BumSugar says:


    ( 2 years and 483 days ago )
  15. nicola says:

    very helpful but alot of rivers when they could be in a certain order

    ( 2 years and 444 days ago )
  16. kmroy says:

    very beautiful place,i like it

    ( 2 years and 427 days ago )
  17. Chakra Nepali says:

    natural beauty is a ornaments of nature and should be saved it for our life.

    ( 2 years and 385 days ago )
  18. Md Abdur Rahman says:

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

    ( 2 years and 321 days ago )
  19. gabe says:

    the rio grande is awesome my cousins live close to the rio grande

    ( 2 years and 314 days ago )
  20. Lance says:

    Beautiful pictures from beautiful rivers indeed. But you forgot the most beautiful in my opinion; the Rio Cristal in Colombia.

    ( 2 years and 289 days ago )
  21. jaiden says:

    i really like the canada rivers and the australian ones please put more canadian rivers t am doing a project on canadian rivers and it is due today

    ( 2 years and 285 days ago )
  22. dosh bag says:

    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

    ( 2 years and 278 days ago )
  23. eliza says:

    very extrordinary rivers i must say

    ( 2 years and 255 days ago )
  24. Hellen says:

    I love those pictures hilleke they are beautiful

    ( 2 years and 245 days ago )
  25. Rochan says:

    Wow some very cool pics of rivers…..

    ( 2 years and 181 days ago )
  26. sceyan says:

    these pics were hilarious. i just love’em!!!!! :P

    ( 2 years and 162 days ago )
  27. Shamiul Islam Khan says:

    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.

    ( 2 years and 133 days ago )
  28. Nickesha says:

    beautiful, i cant stop looking at them

    ( 2 years and 133 days ago )
  29. Ram says:

    What about the mighty himalayan rivers in Nepal Bhutan and India?

    ( 2 years and 130 days ago )
  30. Fatima Jobe says:

    Wow am so amazed with the pictures great

    ( 2 years and 129 days ago )
  31. Charlotte says:

    “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!!”

    ( 2 years and 99 days ago )
  32. lauren says:

    didn’t like the way there were doubles used it for homework actually 45 pictures excluding the doubles

    ( 2 years and 95 days ago )
  33. suraj says:


    ( 2 years and 81 days ago )
  34. Mahesh says:

    ITS so goooood

    ( 2 years and 76 days ago )
  35. haizik says:

    i really love rivers….i dont know,but it makes me feel refreshing…and realistic in the world of nature…..

    ( 2 years and 71 days ago )
  36. abdul sattar says:

    very natural good picture

    ( 2 years and 65 days ago )
  37. jessica says:

    i like the london river becouse it has a buitifull background

    ( 2 years and 45 days ago )
  38. liam says:

    awesom rivers
    enjoyed every one of them
    from:mixie,swag and mango

    ( 2 years and 37 days ago )
  39. dr.remith says:

    its brilliant but only one river from india but altogether its okayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    ( 2 years and 36 days ago )
  40. Remith says:

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

    ( 2 years and 32 days ago )
  41. Surya India says:

    Amazing Pictures, feel like heavenly Envy.

    ( 2 years and 22 days ago )
  42. Don Reeves says:

    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

    ( 2 years and 18 days ago )
  43. Anonymous says:

    It is so pretty I never eve v heard of most of these rivers my little sis loves them as well

    ( 2 years and 8 days ago )
  44. salahuddin khattak says:

    Its so beautiful rivers. wish to visit in real.

    ( 1 year and 365 days ago )
  45. Dr. Irfan says:

    Great! thanks for such amazing pics.

    ( 1 year and 353 days ago )
  46. gfffghjhlknk says:

    thanks for the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ( 1 year and 332 days ago )
  47. Borhan, Comilla, Bangladesh says:

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

    ( 1 year and 330 days ago )
  48. Pravash Chakraborty says:

    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

    Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    ( 1 year and 323 days ago )
  49. Nerissa says:

    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.

    ( 1 year and 322 days ago )
  50. Nerissa, trinidad says:

    i love the environment, it’s amazing and eye catching. Beautiful pictures.

    ( 1 year and 322 days ago )
  51. Nerissa, trinidad says:

    thanks for the pics, beautiful rivers

    ( 1 year and 322 days ago )
  52. one dierection says:


    ( 1 year and 320 days ago )
  53. Lena Caroline says:

    Hey pretty cool rivers !!!

    ( 1 year and 301 days ago )
  54. Anonymous says:


    ( 1 year and 298 days ago )
  55. anonymous says:

    nice work !!

    ( 1 year and 277 days ago )
  56. fahad says:

    nice and cool keep it up

    ( 1 year and 269 days ago )
  57. krish says:


    ( 1 year and 265 days ago )
  58. Javed Aslam Baig says:

    Nice photography i would be like to join you …. nice job but please u may visit Pakistan … for nice views of rivers thanks

    ( 1 year and 259 days ago )

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