This is the upper falls of the Pericnik Waterfall in Slovenia’s Triglav National Park, probably the country’s most famous falls –and one of its most visited.
The upper falls, which is about 16m (52ft) high, sits atop and feeds the main falls, which drops 52m (170ft) down a rock face that was just behind where I was sitting to take this photo. The water is as refreshing as it looks and spray is everywhere.
Located just off the road from the village Mojstrana to the attractive alpine Vrata valley (map is below), it’s easy to get to and most accessible of picturesque mountain waterfalls.
Reaching the lower falls requires a steep 15-minute scurry up a trail to the left; reaching the ridge top and the upper falls requires another steep hike of 15-20 minutes, but it’s well worth the minimal effort – there aren’t too many waterfalls where you can admire them directly from the top as you stare down a sheer rock face. Take your time; the trail is exposed and well-worn in places and be mindful of the slick surfaces, especially at the upper falls.