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 1072 days ago )
  2. Anonymous says:

    the picture under Rio Grande is of the Colorado River

    ( 2 years and 1069 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 1062 days ago )
  4. Rebecca Elizabeth says:

    most beautiful and amazing rivers around the world

    ( 2 years and 968 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 919 days ago )
  6. Phyu Phyu (from Myanmar) says:

    Amazing Photos! Thanks so much…

    ( 2 years and 909 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 850 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 836 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 821 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 816 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 811 days ago )
  12. bong says:

    really good

    ( 2 years and 769 days ago )
  13. luke mcmullen says:

    goo rivers very good screw you josh you ronan park wannabe

    ( 2 years and 750 days ago )
  14. BumSugar says:


    ( 2 years and 750 days ago )
  15. nicola says:

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

    ( 2 years and 711 days ago )
  16. kmroy says:

    very beautiful place,i like it

    ( 2 years and 694 days ago )
  17. Chakra Nepali says:

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

    ( 2 years and 652 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 588 days ago )
  19. gabe says:

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

    ( 2 years and 581 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 556 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 553 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 546 days ago )
  23. eliza says:

    very extrordinary rivers i must say

    ( 2 years and 522 days ago )
  24. Hellen says:

    I love those pictures hilleke they are beautiful

    ( 2 years and 512 days ago )
  25. Rochan says:

    Wow some very cool pics of rivers…..

    ( 2 years and 448 days ago )
  26. sceyan says:

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

    ( 2 years and 429 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 400 days ago )
  28. Nickesha says:

    beautiful, i cant stop looking at them

    ( 2 years and 400 days ago )
  29. Ram says:

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

    ( 2 years and 397 days ago )
  30. Fatima Jobe says:

    Wow am so amazed with the pictures great

    ( 2 years and 396 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 366 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 362 days ago )
  33. suraj says:


    ( 2 years and 348 days ago )
  34. Mahesh says:

    ITS so goooood

    ( 2 years and 343 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 338 days ago )
  36. abdul sattar says:

    very natural good picture

    ( 2 years and 332 days ago )
  37. jessica says:

    i like the london river becouse it has a buitifull background

    ( 2 years and 312 days ago )
  38. liam says:

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

    ( 2 years and 304 days ago )
  39. dr.remith says:

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

    ( 2 years and 303 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 299 days ago )
  41. Surya India says:

    Amazing Pictures, feel like heavenly Envy.

    ( 2 years and 289 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 285 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 275 days ago )
  44. salahuddin khattak says:

    Its so beautiful rivers. wish to visit in real.

    ( 2 years and 267 days ago )
  45. Dr. Irfan says:

    Great! thanks for such amazing pics.

    ( 2 years and 255 days ago )
  46. gfffghjhlknk says:

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

    ( 2 years and 234 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.

    ( 2 years and 232 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.

    ( 2 years and 225 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.

    ( 2 years and 224 days ago )
  50. Nerissa, trinidad says:

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

    ( 2 years and 224 days ago )
  51. Nerissa, trinidad says:

    thanks for the pics, beautiful rivers

    ( 2 years and 224 days ago )
  52. one dierection says:


    ( 2 years and 222 days ago )
  53. Lena Caroline says:

    Hey pretty cool rivers !!!

    ( 2 years and 203 days ago )
  54. Anonymous says:


    ( 2 years and 200 days ago )
  55. anonymous says:

    nice work !!

    ( 2 years and 179 days ago )
  56. fahad says:

    nice and cool keep it up

    ( 2 years and 171 days ago )
  57. krish says:


    ( 2 years and 167 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

    ( 2 years and 161 days ago )

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