After a recent trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park I’ve put together a mini-guide to the best photography locations.
This beautiful national park and UNESCO world heritage site in the north of Croatia is heaven for waterfall photography. The park covers nearly 300 square kilometers, but the most popular (and interesting) part is the series of 16 aqua blue lakes in the middle. The crystal clear waters tumble and cascade from one lake into the next, creating some of the most photogenic waterfalls in the world. Surrounded by dense lush woodland it’s a truly enchanting place.
The park is well set up for visitors, with marked walking routes, shuttle busses and electric boats to ferry you to different points. It’s split into two main areas – the Upper Lakes and the Lower Lakes. Here’s a short guide to some of the best photography locations:
- Near boat station P2
The P2 boat station sits just below a set of cascades and immediately after you get off the boat there are boardwalks over babbling streams and some small but beautiful pools to explore.
- Between Lake Galovac and Lake Gradinsko
The area between these two lakes is absolutely packed with waterfalls, lakes and streams, and a long wooden boardwalk winds right through the heart of it. It’s without doubt my favourite area in the park and with so much variety there’s enough to entertain for hours here. All of the photos below were taken in this area.