Where on Earth? - August 2012

Clues for August 2012:
1. The lakes seen here are part of a chain of 16 that form the major tourist attraction in the host country’s largest national park, which was named for the lakes.
2. Carved among the karst topography of Mesozoic-aged limestone and dolomite, the lakes are known for their brilliant blue coloration — which changes shades depending on dissolved mineral content and biological productivity — and are separated by continuously deposited travertine barriers.
3. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the park is also home to many breathtaking caves and waterfalls, and hosts an array of fauna from fish and birds to large mammals, including bears, wolves and wildcats.
 
Name the park and its location.
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Answer: Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia comprises 16 interconnected lakes, known for their brilliant blue waters, carved among the karst topography of Mesozoic-aged limestone and dolomite. The park is home to breathtaking caves and waterfalls and hosts an array of animals. Photo is by Bart Simpson.
 
August winners
Richard Conrey (Pullman, Wash.)
Howard R. Feldman (Scarsdale, N.Y.)
Bob Kasper (Abingdon, Md.)
Albert L. Lamarre (Dublin, Calif.)
John Vukovich (Severna Park, Md.)
 
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01 Aug 2012