The Story: Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia seems to be photographed by everyone all the time these days, and there’s a good reason for it – it’s absolutely breathtaking. It’s 16 terraced lakes connected by a series of waterfalls. Part of the reason the water is so clear is because there is no mud – the chemical makeup of the area turns all the mud/dirt in the water into limestone, making so the water cannot be muddied. This was my first view of the lakes, and I couldn’t get enough. I seriously took about 200 photos of the lakes and waterfalls.
Why I Love It: This is not the typical Plitvice Lakes shot, but I feel like it’s still incredible. My favourite part though is the colours – red, orange, yellow, green and blue feature in this. And I really want to dive into the pool at the bottom.
The Story: A lot of natural beauty can be found in the Howe Sound area. One day my girlfriend Brit took me and her boyfriend (and my good friend) Kurt on a tour of her old stompin’ grounds in Squamish. She took us to the estuary, downtown Squamish and then to Shannon Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in British Columbia. There is a pretty little hike up to the falls and along the way is more little streams and waterfalls.
Why I Love It: This isn’t the main part of Shannon falls, but I thought this little waterfall was really pretty. I love that you can tell how clean and clear the water is, how smooth the rocks look, just unspoiled nature.