Here's a map of the locations:
Getting there and accommodation
When to go and how long to spend there
This national park and UNESCO world heritage site in the north of Croatia is heaven for waterfall photography. The park covers nearly 300 square kilometers, but the most popular (and interesting) part is the series of 16 aqua blue lakes in the middle. The crystal clear waters tumble and cascade from one lake into the next, creating some of the most photogenic waterfalls in the world. Surrounded by dense lush woodland it's a truly enchanting place.
The park is well set up for visitors, with marked walking routes, shuttle busses and electric boats to ferry you to different points. It's split into two main areas – the Upper Lakes and the Lower Lakes. Here's a short guide to some of the best photography locations:
Overcast conditions are far better than sunshine for long-exposure photography. In bright conditions there's just too much contrast in the scene. Having said that, it's not impossible to find a good composition when it's sunny and the views down into the canyon in the Lower Lakes look much better.