River waters simply meeting is one thing, but when those bodies of water display distinguishing colors from one other without mixing, it can create some truly astounding environmental displays.
When two or more bodies of water meet, like rivers, it’s called a confluence. This occurs when two streams join to become one river or, as in the examples below, when a tributary joins a larger river.
As you can see in these stunning pictures, confluences take place all over the world and create some beautiful scenery with the distinct colors they display. These color differences are determined by what debris, silt, vegetation or chemicals the water caries, which clearly contrast the river they join into.