There are places on the planet where adjectives do not come close to describing the grandeur and beauty that exists. One such place that is better than words make provision for is the Plitvice Lakes National Park in northern Croatia. It is a collection of lakes, caves, and cascading waterfalls. It is take your breath away beautiful. Oh yeah… it’s another one of those almost 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Balkans.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a collection of 12 upper lakes and 4 lower lakes. Each area of the national park has a variety of waterfalls.
The water in the lakes is clear enough to see to the bottom in many areas and to observe the various fish.
Some of the waterfalls are set apart allowing nature lovers to take the view in from afar with the lake waters setting off the white cascading waters.
In other places the rushing waters look at times like a waterfall and at other times like rapids searching for a place to flow.
Then the waterfalls cascade down in tiers or steps.
Some of the waterfalls plummet more than 40 meters. It’s sites like this that make a cause plausible for the name Plitvice Falls National Park.
Everywhere the Plitvice Lakes National Park paints a beautiful canvas with water and fauna. With each season the colors and setting change to make it a four-season, four-setting ideal for nature lovers and photographers.
Still more lakes, rivers, and waterfalls.
Walking paths have been constructed in many areas to allow for exploring without interrupting nature. In other places there are hiking and mountain biking trails.
All photos are taken by Truman Yu and used with his permission.