Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
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The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. These geological processes continue today. The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.*
*Information provided by UNESCO World Heritage Site, found here: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/98