Photo of the week: World Rivers Day

Department of Conservation —  02/10/2013

Today’s photo of the week celebrates World Rivers Day.

World Rivers Day is held on the last Sunday of September and is a day to recognise the importance of rivers all around the world. It is a chance to reflect on the environmental, economic, recreational and cultural benefits that rivers provide.

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.”
~ Mark Angelo

rob-roy

Andrea Schaffer captured this photo along Rob Roy Track. It shows a stream as it flows down from a glacier, through Mount Aspiring National Park, and down to meet the West Matukituki River.