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This May Be The Most Beautiful River On Earth

06/21/2015 06:31 pm ET | Updated Jun 21, 2016

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If the Soca river in Slovenia isn't the most beautiful river on this planet, it is most certainly in the running. Nicknamed "The Emerald Beauty," it has appeared in multiple well-known poems and inspired awe in many a wanderer and tourist.

The nickname is, as the photos below attest to, well-deserved. It is one of the rare rivers that maintains an emerald-green or even bluish color all the way down its 138 kilometers (~86 miles), making it a favorite of landscape photographers the world over.

This, as you might expect, means there are some incredible photographs of this green-blue beauty on 500px... it was only a matter of time before it became the subject of its own collection.

Photograph Soca river in snow by Luka Esenko on 500px

Soca river in snow by Luka Esenko on 500px

Photograph Soca Narrows by Andreas Resch on 500px

Soca Narrows by Andreas Resch on 500px

Photograph Fairytale river - River of Soca, Bovec, Slovenia by Klempa  on 500px

Fairytale river - River of Soca, Bovec, Slovenia by Klempa on 500px

Photograph Waterfall Kozjak by Igor Debevec on 500px

Waterfall Kozjak by Igor Debevec on 500px