American Rivers announces their 2020 River of the Year and one of my favorite photographic subjects - the Lovely Delaware River - wins it!
How amazing is that!??!
From their website: American Rivers is a national organization that was founded in 1973 and is dedicated the protection of rivers. Here is what the American Rivers CEO had to say:
“The Delaware River is a national success story,” said Bob Irvin, President and CEO of American Rivers. “The River of the Year honor recognizes the hard work of many local advocates who understand that a healthy Delaware River is vital to the health of millions of people.” - https://www.americanrivers.org/2020/04/river-of-the-year-for-2020-the-delaware-river/
Some fun facts: The Delaware River is the East Coast’s longest free-flowing river and part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System which preserves certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations. I'm glad for that designation and for the two national parks that I have in my area: Delaware Water Gap and Upper Delaware Scenic
I've spent a lot of years exploring this river system and photographing both the landscapes around the river with the bridges that run over it. Check out some of panoramic photos here:
More recently I've gotten interested in the underwater world of this river and started shooting more underwater photography. Check out my blog posts on that Underwater Photography here:
I had intended on doing some SCUBA classes this spring to improve my underwater photography work but the classes were canceled due to COVID-19 so that will be delayed a bit. The summer of 2020 will likely still be more shallow underwater photography, however, I have quite a bit of new gear so it'll be new and creative work!
One thing I've admired, but not photographed much, is the abundant wildlife that has been repopulating the river basin. The bald eagles have made a tremendous return and beavers - like the one in the image below - are making their homes along the banks again.
I pulled this image out of my gift shop because it is a great example of the results of the work that has been done to restore this river. The image also speaks to the importance of the work and why we need to protect and conserve.
I thought maybe someone might enjoy it as much as I do :)
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Delaware River - River of the Year 2020 - Wildlife Photography Beaver
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