Verdon River Gorge

March 23, 2018

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March 2018 Viewer's ChoicePhotographer: Lukas Gegg 
Summary Author: Lukas Gegg 

The Verdon River originates in the western Alps of southeastern France, flowing southward and then westward for approximately 100 miles (160 km) before emptying into the Durance River, which eventually finds its way to the Rhône River and then the Mediterranean Sea. It's famous for its bright turquoise water color and especially for it striking river gorge (featured above), carved into Mesozoic limestone. With a maximum depth of approximately 2,300 ft (700 m) and a length of nearly 15 miles (24 km), Gorges du Verdon is one of the largest canyons in all of Europe. Photo taken on July 24, 2017.

Photo Details: Camera: Xiaomi Redmi 4; Exposure Time: 0.0016s (1/613); Aperture: ƒ/2.2; ISO equivalent: 100.