Friday, September 19, 2014

In the South [Part 2/3]: The Kravica Waterfalls

Kravice are a well known tourist spot here in southern Herzegovina. These waterfalls are located a couple of miles west from Capljina, where we had visited Mogorjelo previously. When you arrive at the destination there is a big parking lot where you can leave the car. From there the journey into the valley starts...

This is a multi-part series, other parts include:
Part One: Mogorjelo, the Roman country house
Part Two: The Kravice Waterfalls
Part Three: The River Trebizat and Lunch




A shot of the parking lot. Not much of the waterfalls can be seen from here.


Right next to the parking lot you will find stairs that mark the beginning of the walking route.


From the first resting spot you can see the first glimpses of the waterfalls.



We continue our journey down the path, and into the valley.


From another spot, you can actually see the river flowing and going over the edge.


The water is very fast and powerful here, so you have to be careful, since you are only a couple of steps away.


At this point you can hear how powerful the water is.


In the final parts of the way down, the path leads us through a small forest.


Just a couple more steps...


..and we are in the valley!



The height of the waterfall is between 25 meters (82 feet) and the radius of the lake in the base of the waterfall is 120 meters (390 feet). 



A sign warning you to "Swim at your own risk!". But it's not dangerous at all here.



Kravice is a popular swimming and picnic area and, during the summer, it is frequently visited by tourists from Mostar, Medjugorje and Dubrovnik.


The mist from the water is creating almost a grainy effect in some of the images, and in this one as well. A beautiful visit to the waterfalls comes to an end.


End of Part Two
To be continued...

In the final part we will have lunch on the river Trebizat and see more sights from the south of the country.

39 comments:

  1. WOW !!!!! What a gorgeous place.
    You do visit some of the most amazing spots Mersad.
    Beautiful shots.
    Hope the new home is coming along nicely.
    Happy Friday.
    Willow

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    1. Yeah it is. There are some little things here and there that need to be bought and added, but all in all it's going smoothly.

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  2. it's really beautiful. it looks refreshing.

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  3. Stunning photos of breathtaking rapids and waterfalls! It must be so exciting to go down to get closer to the valley while hearing the sound of water and feeling it’s power. Perfect place to get away from summer heat and to get in tuned with nature.

    Yoko

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  4. magnificent falls, i like 14 and 17, with the pools of water and the falls in the background. not a place i would swim .... that water is really swift looking..

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    1. I wouldn't swim either, but not because of the water, but because of the lack of real beaches. Basically you go in and stand on the shore to try. But I like that it's not a place known for swimming. I'd rather have the natural beauty of the waterfalls to stand out.

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  5. You are surrounded by beauty.

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  6. This looks wonderful. If it isn't too far to drive then a few long exposure shots would make it magical. Were the sun behind you but twenty or so degrees to the left or right you would also get a rainbow.

    If you don't have it then this is a good pre-planner for light. THE PHOTOGRAPHERS EPHEMERIS.

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    1. It's maybe an hour-long drive, so it would be possible to do that, and I agree that long exposure would work very well here.

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  7. Gorgeous waterfalls and superb captures as always, Mersad!! What a wonderful place to spend some time and SO much beauty!! Thanks, as always, for sharing the beauty!! Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting. You too have a great weekend!

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  8. What a lovely place. So peaceful. :)

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  9. These are gorgeous! I'm sure it must be breathtaking.

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  10. Such an area of natural beauty very well captured in your photos.

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  11. Beautiful place and people and gorgeous waterfall photography! Happy Weekend to you!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. You offer a lovely set of images of this pristine waterfalls.

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  13. Es muss dort wundervoll sein, also ich würde mich sofort dort hinzaubern wollen. Ich liebe Wasserfälle, die geben solch eine tolle Stimmung von sich. Leider gibt es hier kaum welche d.h. eigentlich nur wenn es vorher Unwetter gegeben hat oder der Teide Schnee hatte.

    Wahnsinnig tolle Fotos lieber Mersad. Danke dir dafür.

    Hab ein schönes Wochenende und herzliche Grüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Danke dir liebe Nova für deinen Besuch und für die netten Worte. Wünsche Dir auch ein schönes Wochenende.

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  14. Beautiful! Really pretty shots. It's amazing that some of those trees survive in the powerful currents.

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    1. You are right spare! These are really pretty Shots. The Kravice Waterfall is one of the major tourist spot in the world. My uncle was there before bus to florida tour with his family. After came back he told me this place represent the natural beauty of God. It is best for natural lovers. This waterfall is very beautiful and it helps you escape from the daily routine. After see these pretty images I want to visit there in the next months. I hope it will be unforgettable for me.

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  15. Looks no lesser than a paradise!! Super-awesome photography!!

    Pixellicious Photos

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  16. Mersad, your country has some amazing scenery.Perfect for a photographer such as yourself. I have only seen a few falls but none as spectacular as these. I imagine the water simply roared as it fell.

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  17. That's a fantastic view, and it looks worth the walk! And your photography just seems to keep going to new heights as well! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much. Really glad you enjoyed these.

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  18. Simply gorgeous surroundings and scenes. Love the fine mist jutting up for the full force of the falls.

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  19. Hi Mersad,
    These photos are very beautiful.
    What a joy!
    I am so lucky to see this place through your eyes.
    Peace :)

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  20. Gorgeous shots of this spectacular place, blessed with the vigorous vitality of waterfalls and the serenity of forests. So enjoyed my visit; thanks for taking us along.

    Poppy

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  21. Mersad, these are lovely images of the waterfalls. The water does look powerful and fast moving. It is beautiful area to visit. Thanks for sharing your visit.. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  22. Oh my what a beautiful place this was. I love waterfalls and this one would be worth taking the hike. Thank you so much for sharing it's awesome beauty.

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  23. How beautiful! Reminds me a bit of Blackwater Falls in West Virginia. So refreshing!

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  24. As a lover of water in most, perhaps all, of its natural forms I can understand why this is such a draw for tourists. I could sit there for hours taking in the sights and sounds.

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  25. The waterfall is so gorgeous! Beautiful photos of it. What an amazing place to visit!

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  26. That's a wonderful place for pictures!

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  27. That is a big and lovely waterfalls. I've been wanting to see a lot of waterfalls, and been to some here in the country. I love your shots, and the photographer and the girlfriend are both handsome and beautiful.

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  28. the waterfalls are amazing. I like that swim at yr own risks.

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  29. Wow, gorgeous. It's hard to believe the water flows right around the trees and does not uproot them from the ground.

    What a beautiful waterfall.

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  30. Oh my - these photos are breathtakingly beautiful!!!

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