Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK CROATIA

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Plitvice Lakes: A true winter wonderland

It is widely accepted the Plitvice Lakes are one of Croatia’s star attractions. Like many, this was high on our list of ‘must see’ places. When we were initially planning our trip, we were expecting to be in Croatia much later in the year, consequently closer to summer. As it turned out, it was late February when we visited the lakes. We had been caught off guard by a sprinkling of snow on a hike in Zagreb, naively surprised that it was still so cold. Some forethought allowed us to travel to Plitvice slightly more prepared, however, the beauty and elegance that was Plitvice Lakes National Park with snow was unbelievable.

The geology in the Plitvice Lakes is unique, combining dolomitic rock and limestone. The different properties of the rocks have lead to the formation of the Lakes as we see them today. Incredible pathways link the various aspects of the lakes and allow a close inspection of the cascading falls, the lakes edge and the flora and fauna. We spent an incredibly cold winters day exploring Plitvice Lakes and were delighted with the winter version of the National Park. As photographs of the picturesque area are usually taken during summer, we were amazed by the contrasting scene that greeted us.

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

A light sprinkling of snow along the edges of the pathway that leads closer to the lakes


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The incredible blue waters of Plitvice Lakes and one part of the cascading falls.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The snowy lakeside reflects perfectly in the still, ice cold lake.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice perfection on a winters day… Snow, misty rain and waterfalls makes for a cold but awesome experience.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Following the pathway, careful not to trip or slip into the frigid waters.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The snow and ice adds another element to the already slippery walkway. It takes a lot of concentration to navigate the lakeside pathways.


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Basking in Plitvice Lakes and all it’s glory.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The pathway that seems to be floating. No doubt an engineering genius was involved in ensuring this path was built to perfection.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Venturing deep into the National Park, exploring as far as the rangers will let us.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Taking a moment to admire the incredible limestone waterfalls.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The rushing water and snowy lakeside is admired throughout the National Park.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Taking a quiet moment to hide from the snow and absorb the picturesque Plitvice Lakes.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The pathway through a forest which is often heavily shaded has a layer of snow, offering something that is quite spectacular.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

A beautiful day on the waters edge exploring the Plitvice Lakes.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The mystical outlook across the upper lakes.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

An amazing pathway that gives an unrivalled up-close and personal experience with the waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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