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Plitvice Lakes

The Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia's most popular tourist attraction, was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Located roughly halfway between capital city Zagreb and Zadar on the coast, the lakes are definitely a must-see.

The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. The National Park covers a total area of 300 square kilometres, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometres. There's also quite an altitude difference - the highest point is at 1280m, the lowest at 380m - although the total height difference between the lakes themselves is only 135m. (Veliki Slap, the largest waterfall, is 70m tall.)

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Fish'n'ducks
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Fish'n'ducks
 
Fish'n'ducks (natural version)
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Fish'n'ducks (natural version)
 
Night vision
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Night vision
 
Isle
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Isle
 
Tree in water
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Tree in water
 
Underwater
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Underwater
 
Waterfall (my vision)
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Waterfall (my vision)
 
Waterfall (Mars vision)
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Waterfall (Mars vision)
 
Waterfall (natural vision)
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Waterfall (natural vision)
 
Waterfall (hyperspace vision)
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Waterfall (hyperspace vision)
 
Untouched nature!
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Untouched nature!
 
Into the lake...
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Into the lake...
 
Icy
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Icy
 
Hello stranger!
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Hello stranger!
 
The bottom
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The bottom
 
Welcome to Plitvice
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Welcome to Plitvice
 
From the sky...
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From the sky...
 
No swiming!
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No swiming!
 
How many waterfalls do you see?
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How many waterfalls do you see?
 
Me, myself and I
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Me, myself and I
 
Ana posing
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Ana posing
 
Ana and I
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Ana and I
 
Ana making her point
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Ana making her point