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The Source of 15 Major World Rivers


It’s a fact that our civilization relies on the constant flow of water down the main rivers in each country. We build cities near them, use their water for our industrial systems, and enjoy their beauty in our leisure time. But how many of us think about the source of these majestic water flows? Well here’s a great set of images highlighting the source of 15 of the world’s biggest rivers for you to enjoy.

The mind-blowing thing about these photos is how humbly all rivers start out, just a trickle or a puddle of water, which gradually grows over the miles until you get the Amazon, Nile, Rhine, Mississippi, Yangtze, Ganga and more. Incredible.


With some of the rivers there’s still some dispute over exactly where the source is, but for others, like the massive Danube river, it’s quite clear and marked with a plaque. It really does make you feel a little amazed at how nature works when you see these.


Anyway, here’s the collection of photos for you to enjoy.

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