The “meeting of waters” in the Amazon basin
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features the “meeting of waters” in Brazil, where the Rio Negro and the Solimões River meet to form the Amazon River.
The Rio Negro is the largest tributary of the Amazon and the world’s largest black-water river, which gets its dark color from decayed leaf and plant matter.
The city of Manaus is located on the north bank of the Rio Negro, and the Adolfo Ducke Forest Reserve is visible northeast of the city.
Video Credit: European Space Agency