Aerial Views of the Altamaha River

Altamaha River Aerial Wayne County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014Wayne County

As part of the Altamaha Riverkeeper’s ongoing efforts to monitor pollution, I was honored to be able to make an aerial survey of its lower reaches in 2012, culminating in one of my photographs being featured on the front page of the Savannah Morning News. It was a great opportunity that allowed me to really understand the size of the river and its complex ecosystem.

Altamaha RIver Aerial Everett City Glynn Couty GA Railroad Trestle Altamaha River Park Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014Altamaha River Park & Trestle, Glynn County

Though it is a beautiful wilderness, especially when seen from the air, it’s among Georgia’s most polluted rivers. Georgia Power’s Plant Hatch on the Upper Altamaha in Appling County and Rayonier in Wayne County are the main culprits, but hopefully they will soon work harder to balance jobs and the environment. The jury is still out, but with legal actions being sought by Altamaha Riverkeeper, a cleaner river could be on the horizon.

Altamaha River Aerial McIntosh County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

McIntosh County

The wildest stretches of the river can be found in McIntosh County as the river reaches its delta and finally the Atlantic Ocean.

Altamaha River Delta Aerial McIntosh County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Altamaha River Delta, McIntosh County

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3 responses to “Aerial Views of the Altamaha River

  1. I love the pictures, having grown up around this river and the Satilla. I have seen it from the air, and it is amazing to see how it snakes through the wilderness. It is so serpentine.

  2. Nancy Komlos

    Beautiful photos!!

  3. Great photo. I am entranced with the Altamaha so your photos made my day.Thanks, Brian.

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