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

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...

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: Roosevelt Dam and Roosevelt Lake aerials May 2021

This page features aerial photos of Theodore Roosevelt Lake and Theodore Roosevelt Dam, along the Salt River east of Phoenix. Roosevelt Dam, which rises 357 feet, was the first structure completed as a part of...

Photos: Dolores River and McPhee Reservoir, May 2023

This page features aerial photos of the Dolores River and McPhee Reservoir in southwest Colorado. The Dolores River begins in the San Juan Mountains and meets the Colorado River in...

Photos: Hite Marina and Lake Powell, May 2021

This page features aerial photos of Hite Marina, the Hite Crossing Bridge, and Lake Powell in southeast Utah. Lake Powell is the second-largest reservoir in the nation by capacity and...

Photos: North Lake Powell, October 2022

This page features aerial photos of the northern end of Lake Powell in Utah. Lake Powell is the second-largest reservoir in the nation by capacity and began to fill with...

Photos: Antelope Point and Lake Powell, May 2021

This page features aerial and ground-based photos of Antelope Point and Lake Powell in northern Arizona. Lake Powell is the second-largest reservoir in the nation by capacity and began to...

Photos: South Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam, May 2021

This page features aerial photos of Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Arizona. Lake Powell is the second-largest reservoir in the nation by capacity and began to fill...

Photos: Lake Las Vegas aerials, May 2021

This page features aerial photos of Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada. Lake Las Vegas, which has been filled with Colorado River water, is a reservoir that was created along...

Photos: Lake Mead and Hoover Dam aerials, May 2021

This page features aerial images of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, along the Colorado River near Las Vegas, Nevada. Lake Mead is the nation's largest reservoir by capacity, but its...