The Colorado River looks like a giant tree from above

Look at these amazing aerial pictures of the expansing Colorado River.

The patterns of the tributaries and junctions make the river similar to a growing tree. An awesome show of nature.

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This series of amazing photos were shot from Baja California, Mexico by photographer Californian Jasen Todorov.

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These amazing images illustrated the amazing and complex patterns of the Colorado River where it meets the Pacific Ocean.

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The 1,450-mile (2,330 km) Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

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The river starts in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., flows generally southwest across the Colorado Plateau and through the Grand Canyon before reaching Lake Mead on the Arizona–Nevada border, where it turns south toward the international border. After entering Mexico, the Colorado approaches the large Colorado River Delta at the tip of the Gulf of California between Baja California and Sonora.

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The river and its tributaries are controlled by an extensive system of dams, reservoirs, and aqueducts, which in most years divert its entire flow to furnish irrigation and municipal water supply for almost 40 million people both inside and outside the watershed.

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Beginning with small bands of nomadic hunter-gatherers, Native Americans have inhabited the Colorado River basin for at least 8,000 years.

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Between 2,000 and 1,000 years ago, the river and its tributaries fostered large agricultural civilizations, which may have been some of the most sophisticated indigenous cultures in North America.

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These societies are believed to have collapsed because of a combination of severe drought and poor land use practices.

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After the greater Colorado River basin became part of the U.S. in 1846, the bulk of the river’s course was still largely the subject of myths and speculation.

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An awesome natural phenomenon.

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