One of the Dalmatian Pelicans strides across the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday

More imagery of the Kerkini Pelicans from Sean

In January I had the pleasure of co-guiding one of the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holidays, along with Pui Hang. We took a group out to Greece to capture images of an oft-overlooked bird – the Kerkini Pelicans. This is the second part of a series of three blog posts covering the trip, with more Dalmatian Pelicans images taken by myself. If you missed the first part, then you can read it here.

A black & white portrait of one of the pelicans photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday A Dalmatian Pelican lands on the frozen Lake Kerkini with the snow clad mountains in the background photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday A Dalmatian Pelican lands with little drama on the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday A high key pied wagtail in the snowy environs of Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday A pair of pelicans on the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday A pelican picks up a fish from the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday

The following day, we travelled to different locations from the first. This next location was on the opposite side of the lake as there was now some nice light directly on the pelicans. It was here that our local guide proposed he fed the pelicans & so we undertook another of our shoreline feeds. The ice and snow meant we were able to get close and low for some very different, wide angle images as you will see, further down this blog post.

It was great fun watching the Kerkini Pelicans fly frantically to grab the fish & at times playing some tug of war to win the prize!

A scoop of Dalmatian Pelicans jostle in position for a fish photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday A scoop of Dalmatian Pelicans on the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday A trio of pelicanson the icy edges of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday Looking at one of the Dalmatian Pelicans through a gathering of many of pelicans photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday One of the Dalmatian Pelicans glides gracefully through the freezing waters of Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday

We had the towering Belasitsa mountain range as a spectacular backdrop. This mountain range separates Greece & Bulgaria & they are truly stunning (especially when covered in snow). Not only were there pelicans present, but we were also treated to some Flamingos which was quite special as normally, they are too far away to get decent images of.

One of the Dalmatian Pelicans strides across the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday One of the Pelicans lands on the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday One of the pelicans scavenges for fish on the snow covered lake shore line photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday One of the White Pelicans sits on the snow covered shore line of Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday Straight down the barrel, one of the pelicans stares directly into the camera photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday

DO YOU WANT TO CAPTURE IMAGES OF THE KERKINI PELICANS FOR YOURSELF?

We have a third trip that is to be run during January of 2018, this is an opportunity for you to undertake photography of the Dalmatian Pelicans on Lake Kerkini for yourself; the photography holiday costs £1049 each participant, this price excludes air travel to Thessaloniki itself – all ground transportation from Thessaloniki & back, & to & from shoot locations, accommodation & guidance/tuition is included, the dates for the Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday are January 6 – 11, 2018.

To hold a place on the trip, we only require a 20% deposit from you, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to the trip taking place.

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