Croatia

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Leaves on water on a sunny afternoon at Plitvice

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Leaves on water on a sunny afternoon at Plitvice (#2)


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Leaves and water

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Plitvice reflections #2

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Plitvice Lakes National Park #2

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Sun on flowing water

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Plitvice water abstract #1

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More falls #3

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Water falls, roots support

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More falls #2

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More falls #1

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Walkway #9

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Walkway #8

This part-flooded walkway required a bit of nimble footwork here and there – easy enough even in heavy, water-resistant boots. But it was difficult to pause to take in the exhilarating and almost overwhelming experience of the waterfalls gushing into the valley below, accompanied by the constant roar and wind-tossed spray. I noticed some people had taken off their shoes and socks – that for me was the scary bit: are feet on slimy wet wood slip-resistant?

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Walkway #7

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Walkway #6

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Walkway #5

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Walkway #4

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Walkway #3

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

It’s a stunning place without a doubt. After days of rain, the waterfalls were energised and energising. You might think it’s easier to photograph the lakes and falls once the constant downpour stops. Not so! The absence of rain and the appearance of the sun brought the tourists in at what seemed to be a rate of a dozen coachloads every 10 minutes. As a result, the wooden walkways shook constantly, and I couldn’t very well block the path by hanging around with my tripod and backpack. So the good news is that I’ll be going again, when the coachloads have gone, whenever that is.

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After the rain

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Spring at the falls

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Rainbow falls

It had been raining for days and the waterfalls were gushing.

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Rainbow falls


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Evening falls

The peace of evening once most of the tourists had left Rastoke.

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Plitvice walkway #2

A few paces around the corner and the path was under 15 cm of water on account of several days of rain. Not so good for flimsy shoes, but great for the waterfalls!

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Plitvice walkway #1

It wasn’t the first wooden path I walked across at Plitvice, but it was my favourite: both for the cool, leafy shade it provided, and the play of light, leaves and water. I could have spent the entire day here.

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