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Annette’s images from our Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday

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A wide angle image of a pod of pelicans at one of the shoreline feeds image captured during a NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday

As soon as I had set eyes on some photographs of Dalmatian Pelicans on the internet I knew that I was going to visit them, I was so deeply enchanted by them. It didn’t take me long to find the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday & I booked it right away!

The detail of a pelican beak at one of the shoreline feeds image captured during a NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday

6 months later I found myself standing on the shores of the beautiful Lake Kerkini in Northern Greece, adjacent to the Bulgarian border, & I discovered that these majestic birds are even more charming than I had first imagined.

Each morning & evening for four fully-packed days we went out for lengthy sessions of Dalmatian Pelican photography & I never ever got tired of doing so.

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Fancy some Dalmatian Pelican Photography in 2018?

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A Dalmatian Pelican lands with little drama on the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday

With both our originally announced Dalmatian Pelican Photography trips full, we have the opportunity for a third set of dates to head to Lake Kerkini to photograph the wonderful & charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece.

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

As usual, the rooms are all on a non-sharing basis, all food is included in the trip & believe me, there is plenty of food served on these photography holidays – plus there are easy flights into & out of Thessaloniki, with airport transfers from the airport to the hotel & back all included.

A Dalmatian Pelican lands with little drama on the ice of a frozen Lake Kerkini photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday

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The dreamy Dalmatian Pelicans of the Greek Lakes

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Dalmatian Pelicans are by a small margin the largest of the pelican species & as a whole one of the largest living bird species.

Almost prehistoric in appearance, the dalmatian pelicans of Greece are extremely photoegenic - photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini wildlife photography holiday

An adult pelican can measure up to 185 cm in length, weigh up to 15 kg in weight & have a wingspan of up to 350cm. A Dalmatian Pelican’s average weight is around 11.5 kg, which makes it amongst the heaviest flying bird species in the world, although the largest individuals among male bustards & swans may be heavier than one of the largest individual Dalmatian pelican.

The focal point of the pelican is often the eye, staring out from underneath the messy hairdo - photographed on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini wildlife photography holiday

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Our Dalmatian Pelican images get a magazine spread

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Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini article by David & Pui Hang Miles of NaturesLens as featured in Wildlife Photographic Magazine in November 2015

Dalmatian Pelican images article by David & Pui Hang Miles of NaturesLens as featured in Wildlife Photographic Magazine in November 2015

This month Pui Hang & I have a wonderful multi-page feature containing a new selection of Dalmatian Pelican images from out photographic trip in January in Wildlife Photographic Magazine – it has some new images in there that we have not published before. Read more

Join Richard Peters to photograph the Dalmatian Pelicans

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David Howse Dalmatian Pelican Group photographed on a NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday

The first photography holiday in January Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini, that I am leading, is now full, the second, being lead by Richard Peters, is open for bookings … the headline features of this photography tour, which is priced at £899, are as follows:

  • To be conducted between the dates of January 18, 2016 – January 22, 2016.
  • Lead by Richard Peters of Richard Peters Photography (who following a knee operation will be fit & nimble).
  • Three full days of photography of the Dalmatian Pelicans & other species of Lake Kerkini.
  • Like most of our tours – No single supplement!
  • Easy flights into & out of Thessaloniki.
  • All meals, airport transfers, accommodation & activities around the lake are included.
  • Tuition on an as-needed basis from Richard.

David Howse Dalmatian Pelican image photographed on a NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday

We do not include the cost of flights in the £899 price, but do suggest which flights would be best to book – however, we do not recommend booking the flights until we have taken bookings for the minimum number of guests that we need to make this trip viable to run. Flights are currently available for around £200 return. Read more