Sitting contentedly, one of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday

The last of the Dalmatian Pelican images 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 Dalmatian Pelican. This is the third and final part of a series of three blog posts covering the trip. All the Dalmatian Pelican images shown here were taken on this spectacular trip. If you missed the first part, then you can read it here or the second part here.

A Dalmatian Pelican lands on Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday

We had hoped that the lake would thaw sufficiently for a boat trip on our last day. The sun was melting the ice and snow by day but by night the temperatures dropped, freezing the lake again. Ironically, the second group led by Dan were hoping that the lake remained frozen so that they could also have a chance at getting some unique shots too.

Our final full day saw us returning to the second location for more shoreline photography. This area of the lake wasn’t frozen due to its proximity to the dam. It was also a great spot to get eye level with the birds which gave us some amazing images of the pelicans swimming & standing around on ice floats.

As the sunset hit the lake, the light at this specific spot was stunning and allowed for some very interesting portraits. The colours reflecting off the ice/snow gave the scene some lovely pink and blue hues.

A Dalmatian Pelican lands on the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography HolidayA pelican reflected in the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday A preening pelican on the snow covered shoreline of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday

I really had the most incredible time on this trip not only for the endless amounts of Greek food, but the company of some fantastic people & more importantly the Dalmatian Pelicans!

Captured as the sun began to rise, a pelican soars above Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday A closeup of one of the Dalmatian Pelicans with a fish in it's beak photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday One of Kerkini's Dalmatian Pelicans extends it's neck to swallow a fish photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday One of the Dalmatian Pelicans partially reflected in the waters & ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday One of the Pelicans preens itself on a snow bank photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday Pelican feet on the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday Reflected in the melted water sitting on top of the ice, some of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday

Next year cannot come around soon enough …

Sitting contentedly, one of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday

DO YOU WANT TO CAPTURE SOME DALMATIAN PELICAN IMAGES 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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