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.
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!
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.
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 before the trip taking place.