A Dalmatian Pelican drifts gently on the waters of Lake Kerkini photographed during a NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday

Karen’s Pelicans of Lake Kerkini

Article written by illustrated with images contributed by .

Karen joined our of Lake Kerkini trip in 2018, having missed out in 2017. She may not have gotten the snow, but she got some awesome light, coupled with fantastic opportunities for reflection shots.


With three boat trips & three shoreline feeds, there were plenty of opportunities to get some classic shots “in the bag” before trying some more creative photography.

In the image below, the clean backdrop coupled with the glass like waters of Lake Kerkini make this image. Were it not for the slight ripples in the water; you could flip the picture upside down & be none the wiser!

A Dalmatian Pelican lands on the glass like waters of Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini

Our hotel is within walking distance of Lake Kerkini, making sunrise & sunset shots possible. The pink tones that Karen has captured in the photo below are glorious.

I always enjoy seeing client photos. Everyone has a different eye, & it's great to see so many diverse takes on the same subject as it can often inspire people to try a different type of shot.

A Dalmatian Pelican lands on the waters of Lake Kerkini at sunrise photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini

I hope Karen's camera didn't get wet as she got down low to get this shot! Look at the detail in the feathers, & the crazy hairdo.

We choose to visit the of Lake Kerkini in January as the birds are in their full winter plumage. The white feathers & bright red pouch makes them more attractive to photograph but also helps the pelican to attract a partner!

One of the Dalmatian Pelicans drifts gently on the waters of Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini

One of the Dalmatian Pelicans flies above the waters of Lake Kerkini at sunrise photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini

Photograph the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini yourself

To photograph the charismatic Pelicans of Lake Kerkini yourself, join Sean Weekly, one of the members of the NaturesLens guiding team, in Kerkini, during January 2019 for a trip lasting four nights. This photography holiday will offer you the opportunity to capture images of the . The NaturesLens  Photography Holiday is provided on a full board, non-shared room basis.


All the details of the Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday are available on the dedicated event page.

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