Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Plitvice Lakes National Park lies in the Plitvice plateau which is surrounded by three mountains part of the Dinaric Alps in Croatia.

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is located halfway between the cities of Zagreb and Zadar. The park is underlain by karstic rock, mainly dolomite and limestone with associated lakes and caves. It was one of the principle warzone during the Croatian war of independence. The national park was created in 1949 and belongs to the UNESCO world heritage list since 1979.

The park covers an area of about 300 km2 that includes 16 lakes linked to each other by 92 cascades and small rivers but also a beautiful forest of beech, spruce and fir trees. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colours change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.

The area is also home to an extremely wide variety of animal and bird species. Rare fauna such as the European brown bear, wolf, eagle, owl, lynx, and wild cat can be found there, along with many more common species. At least 126 species of birds have been recorded there. Meanwhile the most visible animals around are the innumerable trouts that lay in the beautiful water of the lake. It has been recorded that some of them might measure up to 1 meter!

The lakes are surrounded by wooden footbridges that allow the tourists to be very close to the water. On a beautiful day this location is a paradise for any nature lover and photographer. The only disappointment is that this sanctuary is heavily protected and swimming in these beautiful crystal clear waters is not allowed!!

written by fancholland2 on 2009-12-02 in #world #locations #croatia #nature #lca #supersampler #waterfalls #national-park #fish #cross-processed #black-and-white

6 Comments

  1. rater
    rater ·

    Yeah! Such a beautiful place!! I was there a couple of years ago, and its trully paradise, with its emerald waters. As you said, it was one of the main warzones of the croatian war, actually first casualty of that war was on the park, if I remember well... when I visited the zone there were still mines in the mountains surrounding the park, so hicking off the path was not a good idea...

  2. rater
    rater ·

    Oh, and let me say that the photos are nice! I specially like the doble with the fishes!

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Superb shots indeed !

  4. japsix
    japsix ·

    omg!!!! such a beautiful place!!! i LOVE all the shots in the gallery!!! b&w are so mysterious! and i love the colors of the supersampler shots (especially the ones with the grass))) but my favorite shot is #21!!!! superb double!!!!

  5. fancholland2
    fancholland2 ·

    Thanks for the comments and the extra information about the park. If you have the opportunity to go there I would recommend to use colour slide films or negatives because the colours are really amazing in their natural state. It was actually a pity that I had a Black and White and cross process film even if its part of the lomo attitude to try anything out!

  6. dmigor
    dmigor ·

    SUPERB gallery!! great shots!

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