Croatia: Plitvice Lakes National Park

Apparently, my newfound obsession is waterfalls. I’ve always enjoyed them, it just seems that they are more present in my life recently! My last two posts were about waterfalls I hiked to in the States – one in North Georgia and the other just outside Salt Lake City. Both very nice and enjoyable places. But my most recent trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park out shines the others by far.

Plitvice Lakes (pronounced Plea Veet Say) is located in Croatia and honestly a place I never imagined I would go. I’m currently adventuring around Eastern Europe with a friend for her work. We are visiting local missionary teams in different cities, checking in to see if the home office could support them better, answering questions they may have, and touring the local sites. Our first full day in Croatia took us to this massive park. Let me just say, that if you are ever anywhere near Croatia, I encourage you to visit Plitvice Lakes. The crowds are heavy around the Big Slap (my favorite Croatian word: waterfall), but they thin out as you walk further through the park. You could spend easily an entire day here. We spent around 4-5 hours exploring and taking pictures. There are two places to eat – at the start and mid way through at the “electric ferry.” Both have about the same foods – sandwiches, burgers, sausages, drinks, and even ice cream!

This place is a photographer’s dream. I even remembered half way through to play with my shutter speed to get that sweet smooth water look (0″8 of a second is what I ended up using). The clear blue water and the saturated green plants created the best photos. Loved every second of this massive place.

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3 thoughts on “Croatia: Plitvice Lakes National Park

  1. Wow! Stacey – the whole time I’m looking at these I’m asking myself “Is this real life?!” Incredible photos! I’m so glad you got to go and explore! (And that I get to live vicariously through your pics!)

    • I seriously ask myself “is this real life?” ALL the time while traveling! Just look at the Bahamas sunset pictures. I could hardly believe it wasn’t painted. I’m glad you enjoy the photos!

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