The Sparkling Columbia River Gorge

The Sparkling Columbia River Gorge

Posted December 1, 2016

This breathtaking bird's eye view of a river within the Columbia River Gorge comes to us from National Geographic. Though not the namesake Columbia, this section of fast-running rapids is typical of the Pacific Northwest, where dark green pine forests are slashed through with foaming streams. If you look hard, you might be able to pick out the two kayakers near the middle of the frame, just below the brightest green tree. Head to Nat Geo's Photo of the Day gallery to see how this colorful shot was composed (the full-size photo is below). And if you're interested in seeing the Columbia and Snake rivers up close and personal, consider joining us on our small-group cruise of this storied region: In the Wake of Lewis and Clark.