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.