Meandering rivers

My pilot brother, Geoff, knows all about my ongoing fascination with meandering river forms and promised to keep me supplied with images from his flight paths around western Canada. Meanders are caused by a velocity differential that cuts away the river bank at one edge while letting sediment build up at the other. This gradually creates that fantastic 's' shape that I love and have used as the basis for several art pieces. See my Inscribe series for recent work. Here are the latest images from northern Alberta near Lake Athabasca and the May and Owl rivers.

river meanders from northern Alberta | courtesy of Geoff Hancock c 2013