Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

In central Croatia, not far from the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one finds Plitvice Lakes National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is prized for its 300 square km of radiant natural beauty. Formed over millenia by the confluence of above-ground and subterranean rivers, the interaction of water with limestone, moss, algae, and bacteria forms 16 surface lakes so crystal-clear that their basins are visible from the surface.

Of the over 1 million people who visit Plitvice Lakes National Park every year, not one is allowed to swim — and with good reason. The presence of even the smallest amount of organic matter could disrupt the natural balance of the lakes, rendering them polluted.

Viewing the lakes and surrounding waterfalls, one cannot help but marvel.

11 responses to “Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia”

  1. lovely shots! and a gorgeous location 🙂

  2. Thank you! We were fortunate to have such perfect weather.

  3. Wow,, !! Amazing !!
    I like your work. I want to learn about photography from you,,, 😀

    1. Thanks; you’re very kind. 🙂

      1. Hello ,,, mrs. Gina,, where are you from ?

      2. I live in Philadelphia, USA. How about yourself?

      3. I live in East Java, Indonesia,,, 😀
        Wow,, u live in USA,, how about situation in USA ? can u retell about your place in USA ? 😀

  4. Looks amazing, I’ve always wanted to visit Croatia and these photos have fuelled the fire!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos!

  5. Gorgeous! Amazing and intense looking waterfalls!! Wonderful photography indeed…

    1. Thanks, Ilona. It was a beautiful site. One thing you can’t tell from the photos, though, is how touristy it was.

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