The front door to photo albums of places along the Mississippi River.
Flooding at St. Louis (photo taken Dec. 31, 2015). See more photos here. High water at St. Louis; Dec. 31, 2015
The river's face is ever changing. It can be mirror-like on still days, reflecting whatever is nearby--clouds, trees, photographers. On a windy day, white-caps roll and churn and roil the water. Objects below the surface send ripples to the top, subtle expressions that reveal potential hazards to those who can interpret their language. As the sun crosses up and over
The Mississippi River creeps toward downtown Alton, Illinois (photo taken December 31, 2015). See more photos here. Flooding at Alton, IL
In Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain wrote "one cannot see too many summer sunrises on the Mississippi." I'm not much of a morning person, so I don't have the breadth of experience to judge the quality of sunrises, but I have seen my share of sunsets along the Mississippi. They aren't too bad, either. As
Ice can begin to set in by November in the shallow backwaters of the Upper Mississippi and stick around until April. During those months, the ice can look remarkably different from place to place and day to day, as it is shaped and reshaped by wind, thawing and freezing, the river's current, and other forces. The photos
The Mississippi River runs right through the heart of the Twin Cities, a lively metropolitan area anchored by Minneapolis and St. Paul. Flip through the photos in this gallery for a peak at the riverfronts, neighborhoods, festivals, and architecture of the region.