10 stunning images of the Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini

A night heron hunts for fish in the shallow waters of Lake Kerkini photographed during the Spring Birds of Kerkini photography Holiday conducted by NaturesLens

David was another attendee on our Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini trip in June 2019. He sent in so many stunning images that we decided to spread them over two blog posts.

A regular NaturesLens client, David has also visited Lake Kerkini with us many times for the iconic Dalmatian Pelicans. In fact, after he visited Lake Kerkini for the second time with us, he asked us, “when are you going to run a trip to photograph the spring birds?”

The highlight of our Dalmatian Pelicans photography holidays are the boat trips & I am delighted to say that they are also the highlight of our June trip. Imagine floating across the tranquil lake & navigating through the submerged forest to capture images of the other avian species that call Lake Kerkini home.
For those of you who have visited Kerkini to photograph the Pelicans in winter, this is a wonderful opportunity to see Kerkini in a different light & to witness new life. To capture images of something different. Of course, the Pelicans will also be there, but with 226 other species of birds residing in & around the lake, you could be forgiven for wanting to spend time with the herons, cormorants & other water birds.
The hotel you will be staying at is just 500 metres from the lake which means you won’t have to go far to capture images at dawn & dusk. Having seen some of the images of this trip posted on Facebook, I must confess to being more than slightly jealous of the amazing light that our guests were treated to!
David did a great job in capturing this juvenile Dalmatian Pelican in flight.
Lake Kerkini is already famous for being one of the most important wetlands in Europe but it is also one of the most important cormorant & heron colonies of the Northern Balkan Peninsula.
If you fancy good food, great camaraderie & some awesome photographic opportunities whilst drifting on a tranquil lake, why not join David in Greece this June.


To photograph the Spring Birds of Kerkini yourself, join David, in Greece during June 2020 for a trip lasting five nights. This photography holiday is ideal for photographing a wide variety of migrant & resident birds, including bittern, black stork, cattle egret, cormorant, dalmatian pelican, great crested grebe, great white egret, grey heron, night heron, squacco heron, white pelican, white stork & more!

The photography holiday is offered on a full board, non-shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 3 participants & a maximum of 7, plus David. Until March 2020, there is a special offer reducing the price to £1599 available.
All the details of the Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday are available on the dedicated event page.
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