2020 – Winter Raptors of Toledo Photography Holiday

A perched Hen Harrier on a golden winters morning photographed during the NaturesLens Winter Raptors of Toledo Photography Holiday
Join Dan in late January 2020 in the diverse landscape of the Castile-La Mancha region of Spain; you will spend many hours from dawn to dusk making use of a fantastic custom-built hide network to capture images of the raptors & other birds that call Laguna del Taray home during the winter months. Species that you may be able to photograph include Raptors such as Hen & Marsh Harriers, Buzzard, Red Kite, Goshawk, Bonelli’s Eagle & Common Kestrel. With the possibility of Golden and Imperial Eagles appearing occasionally; other species include Bearded Reedlings, Spanish Sparrow, Starlings, European Cranes, Iberian Grey Shrike, Little Owl & more.
Making use of an astonishing network of custom-built hides, which are distributed throughout the vast estate, you will be provided with the best winter bird photography opportunities possible, capturing birds in flight, within their habitats & interacting with one another.
As usual, our small group size ensures that you have excellent use of the hides, allowing you to capture dramatic images from the best angles, with photography guidance provided by Dan where needed.
A picturesque landscape, with a superb network of hides, the fantastic range of birdlife that co-exists within this estate found in the Castile-La Mancha region of Spain, all contribute to an experience not to be missed. As a counter to our summer holiday, which includes a vast number of species, this winter photographic holiday is one which will add some specialist species to any photographers portfolio.
During several days in January 2019, David captured images of Harriers, Bonelli’s Eagles, Goshawks, Buzzards & Kites, all living side by side in the local ecosystem. Also, dependent upon weather, there is the opportunity for crane photography on a magnificent pool with a dedicated hide or starling photography, from within a hide actually within the murmuration.
This Winter Birds of Toledo photography holiday provides you with 4 1/2 days packed with photography sessions, where your photography will benefit from unparalleled access to locations; the hides are situated strategically within this beautiful landscape to provide the best opportunity to photograph a stunning range of bird species.
We provide full-board accommodation – with this being on the estate itself, this means no travelling in the morning or the evening back to a hotel, plus all the food is catered for the group – a light breakfast before heading to the hides & ending with a meal after the evening photography session, with a lunch in between. Everything is taken care of for you so that experiencing & photographing the species & their environment is all you need to consider.
This trip suits enthusiastic photographers with a passion to experience the magnificent birdlife that the winter months on the estate surrounding Laguna del Taray offers; capturing editorial-quality images of a range of bird species to treasure for years to come.
Places are minimal to ensure the best experience for every guest, so book early to avoid frustration.
Photographable Species: bearded reedlings, bonellis eagle, buzzard, common kestrel, european crane, golden eagle, goshawk, hen harrier, iberian grey shrike, imperial eagle, little owl, marsh harriers, red kite, spanish sparrow, starling

Winter Raptors of Toledo Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - wednesday - 29th january, 2020

flight to madrid from home location & transfer to the estate of laguna del taray

day 2 - thursday - 30th january, 2020

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 3 - friday - 31st january, 2020

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 4 - saturday - 1st february, 2020

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 5 - sunday - 2nd february, 2020

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 6 - monday - 3rd february, 2020

morning photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray,then transfer to madrid & flight to home location

One of the juvenile Bonnellis Eagles stood on an outcrop photographed during the NaturesLens Winter Raptors of Toledo Photography Holiday

2020 – Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island Photography Holiday

An Atlantic Puffin Silhouetted On One Of The Headlands   Photographed During The NaturesLens Welsh Puffins Of Skomer Island WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday
Join Ian on wild Skomer, photographing the ‘clowns of the sea’; atlantic puffins, as they thrive within their unspoilt island habitat. We offer keen wildlife photographers the chance to spend 3 nights on the island, making the most of the scenic backdrop & varied light conditions that the island offers.
Over 3 days you will be led by Ian Roberts a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, navigating the island & using the best viewpoints to capture stunning images to add to your portfolio.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of comical Atlantic puffin, in United Kingdom, during the Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 3 night/4 day duration on a Half Board, Shared basis & costs £549 per participant.
Join Ian on a remote wildlife adventure, getting up close to the atlantic puffin on the wild & unspoilt island of Skomer, where their population thrives. These special birds are considered by many to be a national treasure. Their behaviour & characteristics are hugely inspiring to photograph, such as their short wings that they use to dip & dive underwater, ‘flying’ to catch fish. The large population of puffins has been able to flourish here thanks to minimal disruption of the island environment by humans, as well as the lack of threat from native predators.
For the past 6 years, NaturesLens has been taking photographers to Skomer Island; we have perfected this trip to give individuals the best possible exposure to these island birds, spending hours navigating the few paths which exist on Skomer to capture stunning images of the puffins surrounded by dramatic cliffs & crashing waves. Staying overnight gives you the opportunity to photograph these birds in a wide variety of lighting conditions, & your photography will also benefit from the calm that falls when the day-trippers leave the island. This unrivalled access to the island environment provides opportunities to experiment with light & be more creative with your photography, as well as witness late night visits from Manx Shearwaters.
The island environment & surrounding coastline is home to a wide range of species other than puffins, including razorbills, guillemots, all of whom make their home in the cliffs & headlands which border the island. These contrast with the more sheltered inlets that border the island, which is home to seals & other mammal populations. You will have extensive opportunities to witness these additional species within their rugged & unspoilt island home, whilst maintaining the puffins as the focus of photography excursions.
We have taken care to make things as simple for you as possible to ensure you enjoy the trip. Therefore we organise the boat to & from the island, plus breakfast & dinner is provided. This trip gives individuals the chance to experience ‘off the grid’ living; to really escape from the modern world, relax, & become immersed within this unique & remote environment.
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: atlantic puffin, little owl, short-eared owl

Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 5th july, 2020

transfer to skomer island, afternoon & evening photography on skomer island

day 2 - sunday - 6th july, 2020

full-day photography on skomer island

day 3 - monday - 7th july, 2020

full-day photography on skomer island

day 4 - tuesday - 8th july, 2020

transfer to mainland

An Atlantic Puffin Emerges From The Darkness   Photographed During The NaturesLens Welsh Puffins Of Skomer Island WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday

2020 – Atlantic Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle Photography Holiday

Example of the type of image that you will have opportunities to capture during the NaturesLens Atlantic Puffins of Shetlands Fair isle Photography Holiday
NaturesLens invites amateur & semi-professional wildlife photographers to join Robin, our photography guide, on a 5-day adventure to Fair Isle, Shetland, exploring the remote wilderness of this far-north Scottish island; photographing its fascinating bird residents.
The island offers stunning backdrops of craggy cliffs, crashing waves & windswept grasses, providing the perfect setting for truly mesmerising images to be captured. Spaces are restricted due to the nature of the trip & for the optimum enjoyment of each guest, so booking early is essential.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of comical Atlantic puffin, in United Kingdom, during the Atlantic Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1099 per participant.
Join NaturesLens on a journey to the remote region of Shetland in northern Scotland, to spend 5 days on Fair Isle to capture magnificent images of native wildlife & impressive landscapes. The focus species of this trip is the atlantic puffin, & you will have abundant opportunities to observe & photograph these adorable birds as they thrive in their unspoilt island habitat.
Once home to Viking Warlords, the island of Fair Isle is now dominated by its wildlife population rather than its mere 70 inhabitants. This trip offers unrivalled access to an outstanding population of seabirds which live on the tiny island, & the isle’s status as an internationally renowned bird observatory gives an indication of the potential quality of wildlife opportunities. This trip is unique in that it is designed & led by photographers, for photographers, allowing us to work with you, ensuring that you obtain incredible images to treasure for years to come.
Fair Isle offers hugely varied conditions for photography, as the nature of fast-changing island weather means that in summer you could find yourself bathing in sunshine one moment, & shrouded in fog the next. Over the 5 days your images will benefit from varied lighting & weather conditions, with photography sessions covering dawn through to dusk. We have designed a flexible itinerary to allow photography of other native wildlife as well as landscape shots, giving photographers the chance to explore the island & make the trip their own.
Your NaturesLens guides will provide advice on composition, technique & species behaviour to enable you to achieve the best possible images, making the most of this rich & dramatic environment & the bustling activity of its residents. Fair Isle offers a unique opportunity to experience an environment truly ruled by its winged inhabitants, & group sizes must be kept small so book early to avoid missing out!
Photographable Species: arctic skua, atlantic puffin, fulmar, great skua

Atlantic Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 11th july, 2020

transfer from sumburgh to fair isle, afternoon & evening photography on fair isle

day 2 - sunday - 12th july, 2020

full-day photography on fair isle

day 3 - monday - 13th july, 2020

full-day photography on fair isle

day 4 - tuesday - 14th july, 2020

full-day photography on fair isle

day 5 - wednesday - 15th july, 2020

full-day photography on fair isle

day 6 - thursday - 16th july, 2020

transfer from fair isle to sumburgh

Example Of The Type Of Image That You May Have Opportunities To Capture During The NaturesLens Atlantic Puffins Of Shetland Photography Holiday

2020 – Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday

One of the Eleonoras Falcons perched against the cliff photographed on Sardinia the location for the Eleonoras Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday
Join NaturesLens, for the Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia photography holiday, alongside our guide, Alan. You will find that Sardinia in September offers unique photographic opportunities with the unusually small Eleonora’s Falcon that, despite its size, bears the name of one of the most powerful & important judges of Sardinia, & Sardinia’s most famous heroine.
Eleonora d’Arborea fought against the King of Aragon for the independence of her island, Sardinia, &, while she governed – at the end of the fourteenth century & the beginning of the fifteenth century – she enacted various protective regulations for raptors in the face of the activities of falconers, traffickers & merchants.
In honour of such an outstanding pioneer of bird conservation, this sea hawk was named after the last ruler of the island.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of these tiny Falcons of Sardinia, in Italy, during the Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 4 night/5 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1349 per participant.
The marine cliffs of Sardinia harbour one of the largest breeding populations of this small hawk. Since they can only be seen in this part of the continent, it is one of the best places in the world to photograph this species. Our photography holiday is timed to coincide with the mating & nesting season of Eleonora’s Falcon, which occurs at the same time as the autumnal migration of thousands of passerine birds, which form a large part of the diet of the tiny falcon.
Here in single or two-person hides, you will photograph this beautiful bird of prey in the reserve that the Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli has on this small island. LIPU, the Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli is an Italian charitable organisation, founded in 1965 & devoted to the protection of the country’s wildlife with a particular focus on birds.
More than 200 pairs of Eleonora’s Falcon nest in the impressive limestone cliffs. Their desire to revisit the cliffs where they hatched makes this area one of the most critical sites for Eleonora’s Falcon. It is also one of the most accessible locations where you can photograph the birds without causing them any distress.
Each day, we will have the assistance of a member of the Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli, who will show us the best places to photograph this beautiful raptor.
If time permits, we may photograph the Falcons drinking & bathing in a small trough that will be built for its use, getting almost unseen footage of this species.
We offer an all-inclusive accommodation & meal package to ensure that all you need to worry about is taking unique & mesmerising photographs, with the guidance of Alan as you need it.
Photographable Species: eleonora's falcon

Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 19th september, 2020

flight to cagliari airport, sardinia from home location, then onwards to carloforte - possible late afternoon photography dependent upon time of arrival

day 2 - sunday - 20th september, 2020

all day photography of the eleonora’s falcons on limestone cliffs from one or two person hides

day 3 - monday - 21st september, 2020

all day photography of the eleonora’s falcons on limestone cliffs from one or two person hides

day 4 - tuesday - 22nd september, 2020

all day photography of the eleonora’s falcons on limestone cliffs from one or two person hides

day 8 wednesday - 23rd september, 2020

possible early morning photography dependent upon time of departure, transfer to cagliari airport & flight to home location

One of the Eleonoras Falcons perched off a cliff face photographed on Sardinia the location for the Eleonoras Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday

2019 – Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday

One of the Eleonoras Falcons perched against the cliff photographed on Sardinia the location for the Eleonoras Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday
Join NaturesLens, for the Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia photography holiday, alongside our guide, Alan. You will find that Sardinia in September offers unique photographic opportunities with the unusually small Eleonora’s Falcon that, despite its size, bears the name of one of the most powerful & important judges of Sardinia, & Sardinia’s most famous heroine.
Eleonora d’Arborea fought against the King of Aragon for the independence of her island, Sardinia, &, while she governed – at the end of the fourteenth century & the beginning of the fifteenth century – she enacted various protective regulations for raptors in the face of the activities of falconers, traffickers & merchants.
In honour of such an outstanding pioneer of bird conservation, this sea hawk was named after the last ruler of the island.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of these tiny Falcons of Sardinia, in Italy, during the Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 4 night/5 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1099 per participant.
The marine cliffs of Sardinia harbour one of the largest breeding populations of this small hawk. Since they can only be seen in this part of the continent, it is one of the best places in the world to photograph this species. Our photography holiday is timed to coincide with the mating & nesting season of Eleonora’s Falcon, which occurs at the same time as the autumnal migration of thousands of passerine birds, which form a large part of the diet of the tiny falcon.
Here in single or two-person hides, you will photograph this beautiful bird of prey in the reserve that the Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli has on this small island. LIPU, the Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli is an Italian charitable organisation, founded in 1965 & devoted to the protection of the country’s wildlife with a particular focus on birds.
More than 200 pairs of Eleonora’s Falcon nest in the impressive limestone cliffs. Their desire to revisit the cliffs where they hatched makes this area one of the most critical sites for Eleonora’s Falcon. It is also one of the most accessible locations where you can photograph the birds without causing them any distress.
Each day, we will have the assistance of a member of the Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli, who will show us the best places to photograph this beautiful raptor.
If time permits, we may photograph the Falcons drinking & bathing in a small trough that will be built for its use, getting almost unseen footage of this species.
We offer an all-inclusive accommodation & meal package to ensure that all you need to worry about is taking unique & mesmerising photographs, with the guidance of Alan as you need it.
Photographable Species: eleonora's falcon

Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 21st september, 2019

flight to cagliari airport, sardinia from home location, then onwards to carloforte - possible late afternoon photography dependent upon time of arrival

day 2 - sunday - 22nd september, 2019

all day photography of the eleonora’s falcons on limestone cliffs from one or two person hides

day 3 - monday - 23rd september, 2019

all day photography of the eleonora’s falcons on limestone cliffs from one or two person hides

day 4 - tuesday - 24th september, 2019

all day photography of the eleonora’s falcons on limestone cliffs from one or two person hides

day 8 wednesday - 25th september, 2019

possible early morning photography dependent upon time of departure, transfer to cagliari airport & flight to home location

One of the Eleonoras Falcons perched off a cliff face photographed on Sardinia the location for the Eleonoras Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday

2019 – Shetland’s Puffins of Fair-Isle Photography Holiday

Example of the type of image that you will have opportunities to capture during the NaturesLens Atlantic Puffins of Shetlands Fair isle Photography Holiday
NaturesLens invites amateur & semi-professional wildlife photographers to join Robin, our photography guide, on a 5-day adventure to Fair Isle, Shetland, exploring the remote wilderness of this far-north Scottish island; photographing its fascinating bird residents.
The island offers stunning backdrops of craggy cliffs, crashing waves & windswept grasses, providing the perfect setting for truly mesmerising images to be captured. Spaces are restricted due to the nature of the trip & for the optimum enjoyment of each guest, so booking early is essential.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the comical Atlantic puffin, in United Kingdom, during the Shetland’s Puffins of Fair-Isle photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 4 night/5 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £899 per participant.
Join NaturesLens on a journey to the remote region of Shetland in northern Scotland, to spend 5 days on Fair Isle to capture magnificent images of native wildlife & impressive landscapes. The focus species of this trip is the atlantic puffin, & you will have abundant opportunities to observe & photograph these adorable birds as they thrive in their unspoilt island habitat.
Once home to Viking Warlords, the island of Fair Isle is now dominated by its wildlife population rather than its mere 70 inhabitants. This trip offers unrivalled access to an outstanding population of seabirds which live on the tiny island, & the isle’s status as an internationally renowned bird observatory gives an indication of the potential quality of wildlife opportunities. This trip is unique in that it is designed & led by photographers, for photographers, allowing us to work with you, ensuring that you obtain incredible images to treasure for years to come.
Fair Isle offers hugely varied conditions for photography, as the nature of fast-changing island weather means that in summer you could find yourself bathing in sunshine one moment, & shrouded in fog the next. Over the 5 days your images will benefit from varied lighting & weather conditions, with photography sessions covering dawn through to dusk. We have designed a flexible itinerary to allow photography of other native wildlife as well as landscape shots, giving photographers the chance to explore the island & make the trip their own.
Your NaturesLens guides will provide advice on composition, technique & species behaviour to enable you to achieve the best possible images, making the most of this rich & dramatic environment & the bustling activity of its residents. Fair Isle offers a unique opportunity to experience an environment truly ruled by its winged inhabitants, & group sizes must be kept small so book early to avoid missing out!
Photographable Species: arctic skua, atlantic puffin, fulmar, great skua

Shetland’s Puffins of Fair-Isle Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - tuesday - 9th july, 2019

transfer from grutness to fair isle, afternoon & evening photography on fair isle

day 2 - wednesday - 10th july, 2019

full-day photography on fair isle

day 3 - thursday - 11th july, 2019

full-day photography on fair isle

day 4 - friday - 12th july, 2019

full-day photography on fair isle

day 5 - saturday- 13th july, 2019

transfer from fair isle to grutness

Example Of The Type Of Image That You May Have Opportunities To Capture During The NaturesLens Atlantic Puffins Of Shetland Photography Holiday

2020 – White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania Photography Holiday

One Of The White Tailed Sea Eagles On The Snow Of A Frozen Pasture   Photographed At The Locations Used For The NaturesLens White Tailed Sea Eagles Of Lithuania Photography Holiday
Visualise yourself visiting a location on a frozen pasture on the Nemunas Delta, accompanied by Alan Hewitt & Boris Belchev, with both singular birds & groups of 14-16 White-tailed Sea Eagles gathering in front of the photography hide in which you are sited. Your photographic opportunities are both abundant & presented directly in front of you; that is the nature of this White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania Photography Holiday: seeing congregations of eagles is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the natural world.
The White-tailed Sea Eagles are not too wary of the hides, & due to the quantities that are attracted by the additional food that is placed out for them, they feel secure & will spend time in front of the hides, feeding, fighting, posing & more. The eagles vary in maturity & consequently behaviour, with the range from juvenile, through sub adult, to the awe-inspiring adult birds.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the fabulous White-tailed Sea Eagles, in Lithuania, during the White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1199  £1049 per participant.
The Nemunas Delta has a good breeding population of approximately 50 pairs of White-tailed Sea Eagles, &, generally, there are plenty of birds to photograph. With these eagles, you can expect exciting activity & action photography of this massive raptor; any gathering of eagles in these quantities invariably leads to fights over the additional food set out for them. If we are lucky enough to get snow for our visit, then the fighting can reach frenzied levels & leads to incredible photographic opportunities.
Each day, Alan & Boris (our local guide) will get you settled into the hide, light the gas heaters to warm the group, & will then provide any assistance you need to prepare for the day ahead. We would stress that from this point onwards, nobody is allowed to leave the hide under any circumstances until after dark for the reason noted above. It is anticipated that in total the group will spend approx 11-12 hours each day in the hide.
Cameras & lenses are moved into position & set up under cover of darkness, we then play a waiting game & get comfortable, anticipating the arrival of the eagles.
Previous years sessions conducted by our local guide have shown the general pattern of the day to be the White-tailed Sea Eagles visiting at first light, followed by several frantic hours of action before these birds depart mid-morning – on several days, however, the Eagles stayed virtually all day. In the absence of the White-tailed Sea Eagles, foxes & many other birds are present & provide photographic opportunities; these include raven, hooded crow, magpies, common gull, caspian gull, herring gull, greater black-backed gull & both grey heron & great white egret. Mid-afternoon generally sees the return of the White-tailed Sea Eagles for further feeding; again the action can be spectacular.
It should be noted that the White-tailed Sea Eagles activity is very dependent on the weather, the harsher the weather, the better the action is likely to be. Extreme weather is unlikely to be a problem in the heart of Nemunas delta in winter though unless we are incredibly unlucky.
As the sun sets & darkness falls, we are collected from the hide & driven back to our lodgings where an evening meal will be served.
Photographable Species: caspian gull, common gull, great white egret, greater blackbacked gull, grey heron, herring gull, hooded crow, magpies, raven, red fox, white-tailed sea eagle

White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - monday - 20th january, 2020

flight to palanga international airport from home location & transfer to uostadvaris

day 2 - tuesday - 21st january, 2020

all-day photography from within the white-tailed sea eagle hide

day 3 - wednesday - 22nd january, 2020

all-day photography from within the white-tailed sea eagle hide

day 4 - thursday - 23rd january, 2020

all-day photography from within the white-tailed sea eagle hide

day 5 - friday - 24th january, 2020

all-day photography from within the white-tailed sea eagle hide

day 6 - saturday - 25th january, 2020

transfer to palanga international airport & flight to home location

One Of The White Tailed Sea Eagles Sits High In The Trees Above The Nemunas Delta   Photographed At The Locations Used For The NaturesLens White Tailed Sea Eagles Of Lithuania Photography Holiday

2019 – Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday

One Of The Squacco Herons Of Lake Kerkini Keeps A Wary Eye Out   Photographed During The NaturesLens Spring Birds Of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday
Lake Kerkini, in northern Greece, is a location already familiar to both the guests & guides of NaturesLens. For the last 5 years, Lake Kerkini has been the venue for our incredibly popular Dalmatian Pelicans photography holidays. Our new 6-day long Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday leverages all that we have learnt about the area but visits the location during late-Spring, when the bird-life is prolific & new-life is occurring both on the lake & in the surrounding environs. Our tour is based at the same hotel close to the lake that we make use of for the winter visits, so we already know that the food & accommodation will be great. Similar to our winter visits, the rare Dalmatian & the more common White Pelican are to be found on the lake, but for this tour, our focus shifts to the impressive selection of nesting waterbirds on the lake, & also those in the lake-side environment, including hoopoe, little owl, bee-eater & more.
The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday begins with the group assembling at Thessaloniki Airport. You will be collected by our hosts & transferred to our super lakeside hotel which has real character. Based just 500m from the lake, you will stay here for 5 nights. Our tour includes full-board accommodation & meals are served in the superb restaurant, with specialities including oven-baked buffalo garnished with noodles or buffalo meatballs!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Spring Birds & other wildlife of Lake Kerkini, in Greece, during the Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1499 per participant.
Over the next 4 days, you will be in a prime location with the best facilities to fully explore & capture images within this wetland paradise. Each morning, before sunrise, you will head out to the lake on a boat, during this time you will capture images of the multitude of waterbirds that make their homes within the waterside vegetation. In other areas of the lake, drowned trees reach skywards forming perches for cormorants & other bird-life that are happy to watch you as you drift by.
The bulk of afternoons will see the group split into pairs. We will have had hides set-up for a number of species, including, hopefully, bee-eaters, hoopoe & little owl, although this may change according to species availability. However, one afternoon will be spent on the boat until beyond sunset, hopefully capturing silhouette images of the birds against a suitably-coloured sky.
The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday suits keen photographers with a desire to experience the magnificent wildlife that this unique wetland has to offer; you will be able to capture editorial-quality images of a range of bird species that you will be proud to add to your portfolio. Places are highly limited to ensure the best experience for every guest, so book early to avoid disappointment.
This is a photography holiday designed & led by photographers for photographers; photography guidance provided by David where needed.
Spaces are limited, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: bee-eater, bittern, black stork, buzzard, cattle egret, cormorant, dalmatian pelican, great crested grebe, great white egret, grey heron, hoopoe, lesser spotted eagle, little owl, night heron, roller, squacco heron, white pelican, white stork, white-tailed sea eagle

Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 1st june, 2019

meet at thessaloniki airport & transfer to kerkini

day 2 - sunday - 2nd june, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography from various hides * in kerkini area

day 3 - monday - 3rd june, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography from various hides * in kerkini area

day 4 - tuesday - 4th june, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & late afternoon to sunset photography from boat on lake kerkini

day 5 - wednesday - 5th june, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography from various hides * in kerkini area

day 6 - thursday - 6th june, 2019

transfer to thessaloniki airport from kerkini

A Nest Full Of Grey Heron Chicks   Photographed During The NaturesLens Spring Birds Of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday