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.
Soca river in snow by Luka Esenko on 500px
Soca Narrows by Andreas Resch on 500px
Fairytale river - River of Soca, Bovec, Slovenia by Klempa on 500px
Waterfall Kozjak by Igor Debevec on 500px
Fast water by Brane Kosak on 500px
Winter So?a river (Slovenija) by Uros Podlogar Photography on 500px
the woundeful river Soca by Reinhard Pantke on 500px
Triglav by Tramont_ana on 500px
Green river - Soca river by Klempa on 500px
Soca Waterfall by Andreas Resch on 500px
Kozjak Waterfall by Beno Saradzic on 500px
Soca River, Slovenia, by Klempa on 500px
Solkan Bridge by Beno Saradzic on 500px
Lepenjica by Andreas Resch on 500px
So?a river (Slovenia) by Uros Podlogar Photography on 500px
So?a by Simon Benedi?i? on 500px
Soca Waterfalls by Cédric Catalogne on 500px
So?a in Spring by Luka Esenko on 500px
Soca River by Andreas Resch on 500px
This is just a small selection of amazing photos of an amazing river, to see more click here and browse to your heart's content.
Or, if you have another river you think is better, or even just another incredibly picturesque place you think deserves its own collection, tell us about it in the comments!
This post originally appeared on the 500px ISO blog.
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