An initiative of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder

Photos: San Luis Valley and Rio Grande aerials, May 2024

This page in our free multimedia library features aerial photos of the Rio Grande and San Luis Valley in southern Colorado. The Rio Grande begins in the San Juan Mountains and travels...

Photos: Rio Grande headwaters aerials, May 2024

This page in our free multimedia library features aerial photos of the Rio Grande's headwaters in southwest Colorado. The Rio Grande begins in the San Juan Mountains and travels some...

Photos: Vallecito Reservoir aerials, May 2024

This page in our free multimedia library features aerial photos of Vallecito Reservoir near Durango, Colorado. The reservoir is located in the San Juan Mountains and along the Los Pinos...

Photos and videos: San Juan River, Utah, September 2023

This page in our free multimedia library features photos and videos of the San Juan River, near Mexican Hat, Utah. The San Juan is an important tributary of the Colorado...

Photos: Lake Nighthorse aerials, May 2023

This page in our free multimedia library features aerial photos of Lake Nighthorse, near Durango, Colorado. The 1,500-acre reservoir, which filled for the first time in 2011, was created by...

Map: Winter photo galleries

Use this interactive map to browse photos and videos taken in wintertime from our expanding collection of free-to-use media captured by drones, planes and ground-based photographers.

Photos: Snowpack in San Juan Mountains, May 2023

This page in our free multimedia library features aerial photos of the snowpack in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. The San Juans are mostly located in southwest Colorado...

Photos: Animas River aerials, May 2023

This page in our free multimedia library features aerial photos of the Animas River in southwest Colorado. The Animas River begins high in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado,...

Photos and videos: Rio Grande near Taos Junction Bridge, June 2023

This page features ground-based and drone-captured photos and videos of the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico near the Taos Junction Bridge and the river's confluence with the Rio...

Photos: Salt River, Arizona, 2021 and 2023

This page features aerial photos of Arizona's Salt River, including its confluence with the Verde River. Both the Salt and Verde are tributaries of the Gila River and part of the Colorado...