Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia Pictures, Images & Photos { 59 images } Created 27 Mar 2012

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Pictures, images & photos of Plitvice Lakes National Park ( Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera ), Croatia. Situated in the Dinaric mountain range of Croatia near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Plitvice lakes are a series of 16 lakes that descend from 2078 to 1650ft down a deep mountain valley and a canyon, which continues as river Korana.. The highly mineralised water contains calcium carbonate which has formed by a process of rapid precipitation semi circular travertine dams behind which lakes and ponds have formed.

The colour of the water changes from blue through to turquoise depending upon the mineral content at different times of the year. The upper lakes are surrounded by forest with walk ways for visitors. The paths weave their way around the travertine lakes and eventually reveal high waterfalls and cascades. From the Upper lakes and electric ferry teas visitors to the lower gorge where lakes decent through a narrow canyon to high waterfalls at the end.

Plitvice Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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