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

Photos and videos: Colorado River near Parshall, Colorado, September 2020

This page features drone-captured photos and videos of the Colorado River near Parshall, Colorado. Located in the river's headwaters region, this stretch between Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling is...

Photos and videos: Navajo Lake and San Juan River, April 2021

This page features drone-captured videos and images of Navajo Lake, a reservoir that impounds the San Juan River in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Completed in 1962, Navajo...

Photos and videos: Hanging Flume and Dolores River

This page features photos and drone videos of the Hanging Flume above the Dolores River in southwest Colorado. Built from around 1888 to 1891 (sources vary), the flume transported...

Photos and videos: Paonia Reservoir, December 2020

This page features drone-captured photos and videos of Paonia Reservoir on Colorado's Western Slope. Located 16 miles northeast of Paonia, the reservoir lies along Muddy Creek, upstream from...

Photos and videos: Ruedi Reservoir, December 2020

This page features drone-captured photos and videos of Ruedi Reservoir on Colorado's Western Slope. ' Part of the federal Fryingpan-Arkansas project, the reservoir has a capacity of 102,000 acre-feet and...

Photos and videos: Green River, October 2020

This page features drone footage and ground-based photos of the Green River, near Moab, Utah, and north of Canyonlands National Park. The Green, which begins in Wyoming's Wind River...

Map: Explore drone, aerial and terrestrial imagery from The Water Desk

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

Drone videos and photos: Gila River near Winkelman, Arizona

See download info This page features drone footage and still imagery of the Gila River, near Winkelman, Arizona, just upstream from its confluence with the San Pedro River. The Gila...

Drone videos and photos: Salt River near Theodore Roosevelt Lake, Arizona

This page features drone footage and still imagery of the Salt River, near Theodore Roosevelt Lake in Arizona. The Salt River, which runs for about 200 miles, is a...

Photos: Lees Ferry and Navajo Bridge, Arizona, December 2019

This page features photos of the Colorado River and Paria River at Lees Ferry, as well as nearby Navajo Bridge and Marble Canyon in Northern Arizona. Lees Ferry marks the...