So you traveled across the universe to get yourself out from behind the computer screen, scouring pictures of Plitvice Lakes on Pinterest, to actually walking its meandering foot paths in the lush, green Narnia that is the national park. YES!!
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of THE most beautiful places on the entire planet. And although it’s crowded with 15,000 people visiting the park every day during the summer, it is a complete magical fairy land. With literal fairies flying from tree to tree. Okay, maybe no fairies, but it sure does look like it. Especially at 4PM when the sun starts to set behind the hills, and it peaks through the trees with enough light to make the cascades glow at the golden hour. Really, it’s poetic.
But with all these people, and 18km of footpaths, how the hell are you supposed to get the picture perfect shot that you came for?
We’ll tell you how.
Read these instructions carefully, because we’re only going to tell you one time, about a man named Steve and how he changed our lives. It happened like this:
We were looking at pictures of Plitvice on google images and saw one that caught our eye:
We had already been walking around the entire park, and confused about where in the world this vantage point is. We settled that it MUST be drone footage because there is no way anyone could get that picture from any of the paths we had been on.
The next morning, we got up at 6 AM to enter the park at opening hour and be alone with the pools. Alone we were. Except for a Croatian-born Canadian named Steve who approached us as we were standing to take a few photos. We said good morning and he proceeded to point out the secret viewpoint for getting this picture-perfect photo along with detailed directions for how to get there by car in under 20 minutes. Thank you, Steve. You changed our lives.
So without further ado, here are the directions from Steve, for how to get this incredible, beautiful, perfect vantage point at Plitvice Lakes :
You are welcome.
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