The Pelicans of Lake Kerkini by Richard

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A trio of in flight Dalmatian Pelicans fly over Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holidays

Richard joined our Pelicans of Lake Kerkini tour for the third time in as many years. One of the reasons he joined the trip was to capture a reflection of a Dalmatian Pelican in flight. He didn’t quite manage this in year one or year two, but as the saying goes, “third time lucky!”
A group of perfectly reflected Dalmatian Pelicans with the Belasica mountains behind photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
A duo of in flight Dalmatian Pelicans coming in to land on Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
A trio of in flight Dalmatian Pelicans fly over Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
Photographing birds in flight can be a challenge. Luckily, the pelicans are big and slow moving which makes capturing them in flight much easier. Sean is also on hand to provide advice on camera settings, and with three boat trips, there are plenty of opportunities to practice.
Brakes on, one of the Dalmatian Pelicans prepares to land on the waters of Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
Braking hard, one of the Dalmatian Pelicans prepares to land on the waters of Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
Our Pelicans of Lake Kerkini photography holiday is one of those trips where a wide range of lens can come in handy. A wide angle lens for the shoreline feeds to capture the snow-capped mountain backdrop. A mid-length telephoto lens for capturing the pelicans in flight and classic portrait shots on the lake. A long telephoto lens if you want a tight portrait shot while on the boat or the shoreline.
Face on one of the Dalmatian Pelicans mouth wide open photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
One of the Dalmatian Pelicans glides on the still waters photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
One of the Dalmatian Pelicans lands on the waters of Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini jpg
It’s always nice to see guests repeating the same trips, in part to perfect their images but also because they enjoyed the trip so much the first or second time around. In Steen’s case, he came back with his lovely wife!

Thanks to Richard for sending in his images for us to share with everyone.
One of the Dalmatian Pelicans mouth wide open photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
One of the Dalmatian Pelicans skims the still waters of the lake photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
Perfectly reflected, a Dalmatian Pelicans lands on the still waters of Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
Perfectly reflected, one of the Dalmatian Pelicans attempted to land on Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
Perfectly reflected, one of the Dalmatian Pelicans glides over Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
Perfectly reflected, one of the Dalmatian Pelicans lands on the mirror like surface of Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
Wing cutting the water surface, one of the Dalmatian Pelicans comes in to land on Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
A solitary White Pelican flies over Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
One of the solitary White Pelicans flies over Lake Kerkini photographed during one of the NaturesLens Photography Holidays for photography of the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
The solitary White Pelican flies over Lake Kerkini 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, Greece during January 2019 for a trip lasting 5 nights. This photography holiday will offer you the opportunity to capture images of the Dalmatian pelican. The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday is offered on a full board, non-shared room basis, & costs £1199 per participant.

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