If God would have had Photoshop… Or did he? Visit the Plitvice lakes and waterfalls and experience every color nature has to offer in every glance! According to legend, the Plitvice lakes were created after a long drought. The “Black Queen” took pity on the people and animals that cried for water. Heavy rain began to fall and continued until they formed the lakes we see today. It seems only natural then that this wonderland is filled with unique creatures and magical landscapes. Plitvice National Park in Croatia is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural sights in the world. Due to its natural beauty and significance, this system of 16 interlinked lakes and a large forest complex around it were set aside as a national park in 1949. In 1979 the park was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
“If the Grand Canyon were covered in Technicolor green moss, spotted with 16 lakes across its base, and laced with thousands of falls along its walls, it would look a little something like Plitvice Lakes National Park in southwestern Croatia”
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16 stunning blue-green lakes
This picturesque national park has 16 stunning blue-green lakes which are separated into an upper and lower cluster. The lakes are separated by natural dams of travertine, which is deposited by the action of moss, algae and bacteria. The encrusted plants and bacteria accumulate on top of each other, forming travertine barriers which grow at the rate of about 1 cm per year. 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.
Most beautiful waterfalls
The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. According to the Daily Mail, the national park is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world and visitors are always amazed by its lush greenery and scenic landscapes. Surrounded by the mountains Pljesevica, Mala Kapela and Medvedak, the region features sparkling blue lakes in a unique formation which has weathered away the limestone and chalk to create dreamy waterfalls.