Donkey cart in Strandja

An old donkey cart rests in the shade of a tree. In the background is a mountain ridge.

An old donkey cart in the shade of a tree in the Strandja mountains. [more_strandja_culture]

River Flowing Through a Living Museum

The Marina river flows through a living museum. In these woods plants that grew before the last ice-age still survive. This type of relict forest […]

Swallowtail Butterfly in Strandja

A Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) lands on a flowerhead. A small flower dislodges and falls down.

A Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) lands on a flowerhead. Its wingbeats cause a small flower to dislodge and fall. [more_strandja_butterflies]

The Dokuzak Waterfall

Pure, clean water in the Dokuzak river. Rushing, hurrying to meet the Bear’s river in Strandja Nature Park.

Pure, clean water in the Dokuzak river. Rushing, hurrying to meet the Bear’s river in Strandja Nature Park.

Photography in the Strandja Mountains

Strandja is the lowest mountain range in Bulgaria. Many green rolling hills makes Strandja perfect for photography. And without the need for specialist climbing gear!

The Veleka Ribbon

The Veleka river winds like a blue ribbon through a sea of green woodlands.

River valley in the Strandja Mountains

The beginning of Summer in a river valley in the Strandja Mountains. A green oak in grass starting to turn yellow underneath a blue Bulgarian […]

Mladezhka River Strandja

The Mladezhka river just before it joins Strandja’s other major rivers, the Bear river (Mechi dol) and the Veleka.

Rhododendron Flower Floating

A flower of Strandja Rhododendron, or Zelenika, floating in the Marina river.

Cardinal Butterfly in Strandja

A Cardinal butterfly (Argynnis paphia) feeding from nectar

A Cardinal butterfly (Argynnis paphia) feeding from nectar. [more_strandja_butterflies]