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 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

2020 – 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 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1599 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 - sunday - 6th june 2020

meet at thessaloniki airport & transfer to kerkini

day 2 - monday - 7th june 2020

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

day 3 - tuesday - 8th june 2020

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

day 4 - wednesday - 9th june 2020

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

day 5 - thursday - 10th june 2020

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

day 6 - friday - 11th june 2020

transfer to thessaloniki airport from kerkini

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

2018 – Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday

NaturesLens offer keen wildlife photographers the chance to encounter the impressive Dalmatian Pelican, photographing the population of this species as they thrive in their picturesque natural habitat; Lake Kerkini in northern Greece.
We have designed an all-encompassing photography experience, ensuring that internal travel & comfortable accommodation are organised for you to ensure that you can focus on making the most of opportunities to capture editorial quality images. Our trips fill up quickly so ensure that you book early to avoid missing out!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans, in Greece, during the Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece past event. This past event is of day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1149 per participant.
Join NaturesLens for a unique wildlife experience, getting up close & personal with the beautiful prehistoric bird that is the Dalmatian Pelican; capturing them on camera within their natural habitat of beautiful Lake Kerkini in northern Greece. This trip encompasses 4 full days spent getting to know this unique landscape, offering extensive opportunities to photograph these incredible birds, as well as neighbouring wildlife such as the Pygmy Cormorant & the majestic Greater Flamingo.
The Dalmatian Pelican is, by a small margin, the largest of the Pelican species, as well as one of the largest living bird species on earth. These magnificent birds have been in decline in recent years, partly due to habitat destruction on the part of us humans, but thankfully the population at Kerkini has prevailed & still thrives within this unspoiled haven.
This trip is best suited to those of you with mid-level to advanced photography skills looking for a new challenge. We pride ourselves on offering something special to clients in comparison to other trip providers, so we have coordinated this itinerary to allow you to capture these magnificent birds at sunrise & sunset.
Highlights of the trip include 4 boat trips on to the lake on consecutive days, 4 shoreline feeds offering you the chance to get up close to these magnificent birds & witness their feeding behaviours, & cosy accommodation in a nearby hotel as an oasis from the harsh winter conditions. All the details are taken care of for you so that you can relax & enjoy this unique wildlife photography adventure.
We will be up & at the lake before the sun comes up to see the Pelicans at first light, & after the morning’s activities we will break for a warming lunch as a much needed break from the cold, discussing what the rest of the day will hold. We will then embark on an afternoon of further exciting photography opportunities, remaining on the shoreline of the lake through to early evening to make the most of the changing light conditions. When the day comes to an end, we will all return to the comfort of our hotel to relax in front of a roaring fire, freshen up & discuss your achievements from the day.
Our photography guides will lead you through, providing tuition as needed & helping you develop your skills. They will help you shoot these birds in wide & close up shots; capturing them in movement whilst feeding & fighting for fish, interacting with each other or in flight with the impressive backdrop provided by the lake & surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Our group numbers are strictly limited to allow for the highest quality experience for everyone involved, & as this photography is seasonal we can only offer this trip to a small number of lucky individuals each year. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: cormorant, dalmatian pelican, flamingo

Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday Itinerary

To be confirmed

Day 1 - overnight Lake Kerkini

Travel from UK to Thessaloniki, arrival in Thessaloniki & overnight

Day 2 - overnight Lake Kerkini

Dalmatian Pelican photography by boat in the morning & on the shoreline of Lake Kerkini in the afternoon

Day 3 - overnight Lake Kerkini

Dalmatian Pelican photography by boat in the morning & on the shoreline of Lake Kerkini in the afternoon

Day 4 - overnight Lake Kerkini

Dalmatian Pelican photography by boat in the morning & on the shoreline of Lake Kerkini in the afternoon

Day 5 - overnight Lake Kerkini

Dalmatian Pelican photography by boat in the morning & on the shoreline of Lake Kerkini in the afternoon

Day 6 - Travel to UK

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2019 – Kerkini’s Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday

One Of Kerkini's Dalmatian Pelicans Drifts Serenely Across The Waters Of The Lake   Photographed During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday
NaturesLens offer keen wildlife photographers the chance to encounter the impressive Dalmatian Pelican, photographing the population of this species as they thrive in their picturesque natural habitat; Lake Kerkini in northern Greece.
We have designed an all-encompassing photography experience, ensuring that internal travel & comfortable accommodation are organised for you to ensure that you can focus on making the most of opportunities to capture editorial quality images. Our trips fill up quickly, so ensure that you book early to avoid missing out!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans, in Greece, during the Kerkini’s Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday. This photography holiday is of day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1199 per participant.
For the past 5 years, NaturesLens has been taking photographers to Lake Kerkini to photograph the charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans; in 2019, join Annette, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, for a unique wildlife experience, getting up close & personal with the beautiful prehistoric bird that is the Dalmatian Pelican; capturing them on camera within their natural habitat of beautiful Lake Kerkini in northern Greece. This trip encompasses four full days spent getting to know this unique landscape, offering extensive opportunities to photograph these incredible birds, as well as neighbouring wildlife such as the Pygmy Cormorant & the majestic Greater Flamingo.
The Dalmatian Pelican is, by a small margin, the largest of the Pelican species, as well as one of the largest living bird species on earth. These magnificent birds have been in decline in recent years, partly due to habitat destruction on the part of us humans, but thankfully the population at Kerkini has prevailed & still thrives within this perfect haven.
This trip is best suited to those of you with mid-level to advanced photography skills looking for a new challenge. We pride ourselves in offering something special to clients in comparison to other trip providers, so we have coordinated this itinerary to allow you to capture these magnificent birds at sunrise & sunset.
Highlights of the trip include four boat trips on to the lake on consecutive days, four shoreline feeds offering you the chance to get up close to the Dalmatian Pelicans & witness their feeding behaviours, & cosy accommodation in a nearby hotel as an oasis from the harsh winter conditions. All the details are taken care of for you so that you can relax & enjoy this unique wildlife photography adventure.
You will be on the lake before the sun comes up to see the Pelicans at first light, & after the morning’s activities, will break for a warming lunch as a much-needed break from the cold, discussing what the rest of the day will hold. As a group you will then embark on an afternoon of further exciting photography opportunities, remaining on the shoreline of the lake through to early evening to make the most of the changing light conditions. When the day comes to an end, you will return to the comfort of the hotel to relax in front of a roaring fire, freshen up & discuss your achievements from the day.
Annette, one of our photography guides, will lead you throughout this photography tour, providing guidance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. Annette will help you capture images of the Dalmatian Pelicans in both wide & close up shots; capturing them in movement while feeding & fighting for fish, interacting with each other or in flight with the impressive backdrop provided by the lake & surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Our group numbers are strictly limited to allow for the highest quality experience for everyone involved, & as this photography is seasonal, we can only offer this trip to a small number of lucky individuals each year. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: cormorant, dalmatian pelican, flamingo

Kerkini’s Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 5th january, 2019

arrive thessaloniki airport & transfer to kerkini

day 2 - sunday - 6th january, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 3 - monday - 7th january, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 4 - tuesday - 8th january, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 5 - wednesday - 9th january, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 6 - thursday - 10th january, 2019

transfer to thessaloniki airport from kerkini

A Dalmatian Pelican Drifts Serenely Across The Waters Of Lake Kerkini   Photographed During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday

2020 – Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday

A Dalmatian Pelican Reflected In The Waters Of Lake Kerkini   Photographed During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece Photography Holiday
NaturesLens offer keen wildlife photographers the chance to capture images of the impressive Dalmatian Pelican, you will be photographing the population of this species as they thrive in their picturesque natural habitat; Lake Kerkini in northern Greece.
We have designed an all-encompassing photography experience, ensuring that internal travel & comfortable accommodation are organised for you to ensure that you can focus on making the most of opportunities to capture editorial quality images. Our trips fill up quickly so ensure that you book early to avoid missing out!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans, in Greece, during the Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday. This photography holiday is of day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1299 per participant.
For the past 5 years, NaturesLens has been taking photographers to Lake Kerkini; in 2019, join Annette, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, for a unique wildlife experience, getting up close & personal with the beautiful prehistoric bird that is the Dalmatian Pelican; capturing them on camera within their natural habitat of beautiful Lake Kerkini in northern Greece. This trip encompasses four full days spent getting to know this unique landscape, offering extensive opportunities to photograph these incredible birds, as well as neighbouring wildlife such as the Pygmy Cormorant & the majestic Greater Flamingo.
The Dalmatian Pelican is, by a small margin, the largest of the Pelican species, as well as one of the largest living bird species on earth. These magnificent birds have been in decline in recent years, partly due to habitat destruction on the part of us humans, but thankfully the population at Kerkini has prevailed & still thrives within this perfect haven.
This trip is best suited to those of you with mid-level to advanced photography skills looking for a new challenge. We pride ourselves in offering something special to clients in comparison to other trip providers, so we have coordinated this itinerary to allow you to capture these magnificent birds at sunrise & sunset.
Highlights of the trip include four boat trips on to the lake on consecutive days, four shoreline feeds offering you the chance to get up close to these magnificent birds & witness their feeding behaviours, & cosy accommodation in a nearby hotel as an oasis from the harsh winter conditions. All the details are taken care of for you so that you can relax & enjoy this unique wildlife photography adventure.
You will be on the lake before the sun comes up to see the Pelicans at first light, & after the morning’s activities, will break for a warming lunch as a much-needed break from the cold, discussing what the rest of the day will hold. As a group you will then embark on an afternoon of further exciting photography opportunities, remaining on the shoreline of the lake through to early evening to make the most of the changing light conditions. When the day comes to an end, you will return to the comfort of the hotel to relax in front of a roaring fire, freshen up & discuss your achievements from the day.
Annette, one of our photography guides, will lead you throughout this photography tour, providing guidance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. They will help you shoot these birds in wide & close up shots; capturing them in movement while feeding & fighting for fish, interacting with each other or in flight with the impressive backdrop provided by the lake & surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Our group numbers are strictly limited to allow for the highest quality experience for everyone involved, & as this photography is seasonal, we can only offer this trip to a small number of lucky individuals each year. Book early to avoid disappointment!
One Of The Pelicans Drifts On The Waters Of Kerkini   Photographed During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece Photography Holiday
Photographable Species: cormorant, dalmatian pelican, flamingo

Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 4th january, 2020

flight to thessaloniki from home location & transfer to kerkini

day 2 - sunday - 5th january, 2020

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 3 - monday - 6th january, 2020

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 4 - tuesday - 7th january, 2020

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 5 - wednesday - 8th january, 2020

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 6 - thursday - 9th january, 2020

transfer to thessaloniki from kerkini & flight to home location

A Squadron Of Dalmatian Pelicans Floating On The Waters Of Lake Kerkini   Photographed During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece Photography Holiday

2019 – Greek Pelicans of Kerkini Photography Holiday

One Of The Dalmatian Pelicas Flies Above The Waters Of Lake Kerkini   Photographed During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece Photography Holiday
NaturesLens offer keen wildlife photographers the chance to join Annette & encounter the Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini; you will spend four days capturing images of the population of this species as they thrive in their picturesque natural habitat; Lake Kerkini in northern Greece.
We have designed an all-encompassing photography experience, ensuring that internal travel & comfortable accommodation are organised for you to ensure that you can focus on making the most of opportunities to capture editorial quality images. Our trips fill up quickly to ensure that you book early to avoid missing out!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans, in Greece, during the Greek Pelicans of Kerkini photography holiday. This photography holiday is of day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1099 per participant.
For the past 5 years, NaturesLens has been taking photographers to photograph the Dalmatian Pelicans of Kerkini; in 2019, join Annette, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, for a unique wildlife experience, getting up close & personal with the beautiful prehistoric bird that is the Dalmatian Pelican; capturing them on camera within their natural habitat of beautiful Lake Kerkini in northern Greece. This trip encompasses four full days spent getting to know this unique landscape, offering extensive opportunities to photograph these incredible birds, as well as neighbouring wildlife such as the Pygmy Cormorant & the majestic Greater Flamingo.
The Dalmatian Pelican is, by a small margin, the largest of the Pelican species, as well as one of the largest living bird species on earth. These magnificent birds have been in decline in recent years, partly due to habitat destruction on the part of us humans, but thankfully the population at Kerkini has prevailed & still thrives within this perfect haven.
This trip is best suited to those of you with mid-level to advanced photography skills looking for a new challenge. We pride ourselves in offering something special to clients in comparison to other trip providers, so we have coordinated this itinerary to allow you to capture these magnificent birds at sunrise & sunset.
Highlights of the trip include four boat trips on to the lake on consecutive days to photograph the Dalmatian Pelicans in the morning light, four shoreline feeds offering you the chance to get up close to these magnificent birds & witness their feeding behaviours, & cosy accommodation in a nearby hotel as an oasis from the harsh winter conditions. All the details are taken care of for you so that you can relax & enjoy this unique wildlife photography adventure.
You will be on the lake before the sun comes up to see the Pelicans at first light, & after the morning’s activities, will break for a warming lunch as a much-needed break from the cold, discussing what the rest of the day will hold. As a group you will then embark on an afternoon of further exciting photography opportunities, remaining on the shoreline of the lake through to early evening to make the most of the changing light conditions. When the day comes to an end, you will return to the comfort of the hotel to relax in front of a roaring fire, freshen up & discuss your achievements from the day.
Annette, one of our photography guides, will lead you throughout this photography tour, providing guidance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. They will help you capture images of the Dalmatian Pelicans in wide & close up shots; capturing them in movement while feeding & fighting for fish, interacting with each other or in flight with the impressive backdrop provided by the lake & surrounding snow-capped mountains.
One Of The Pelicans Drifts On The Waters Of Kerkini   Photographed During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece Photography Holiday
Our group numbers are strictly limited to allow for the highest quality experience for everyone involved, & as this photography is seasonal, we can only offer this trip to a select number of lucky individuals each year. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: cormorant, dalmatian pelican, flamingo

Greek Pelicans of Kerkini Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - monday - 14th january, 2019

flight to thessaloniki from home location & transfer to kerkini

day 2 - tuesday - 15th january, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 3 - wednesday - 16th january, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 4 - thursday - 17th january, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 5 - friday - 18th january, 2019

transfer to thessaloniki from kerkini & flight to home location

Example Of The Type Of Image That You Will Have Opportunities To Capture During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Kerkini WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday

2020 – Kerkini’s Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday

One Of Kerkini's Dalmatian Pelicans Drifts Serenely Across The Waters Of The Lake   Photographed During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday
NaturesLens offer keen wildlife photographers the chance to encounter the impressive Dalmatian Pelican, photographing the population of this species as they thrive in their picturesque natural habitat; Lake Kerkini in northern Greece.
We have designed an all-encompassing photography experience, ensuring that internal travel & comfortable accommodation are organised for you to ensure that you can focus on making the most of opportunities to capture editorial quality images. Our trips fill up quickly, so ensure that you book early to avoid missing out!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans, in Greece, during the Kerkini’s Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday. This photography holiday is of day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1149 per participant.
For the past 5 years, NaturesLens has been taking photographers to Lake Kerkini to photograph the charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans; in 2019, join Annette, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, for a unique wildlife experience, getting up close & personal with the beautiful prehistoric bird that is the Dalmatian Pelican; capturing them on camera within their natural habitat of beautiful Lake Kerkini in northern Greece. This trip encompasses four full days spent getting to know this unique landscape, offering extensive opportunities to photograph these incredible birds, as well as neighbouring wildlife such as the Pygmy Cormorant & the majestic Greater Flamingo.
The Dalmatian Pelican is, by a small margin, the largest of the Pelican species, as well as one of the largest living bird species on earth. These magnificent birds have been in decline in recent years, partly due to habitat destruction on the part of us humans, but thankfully the population at Kerkini has prevailed & still thrives within this perfect haven.
This trip is best suited to those of you with mid-level to advanced photography skills looking for a new challenge. We pride ourselves in offering something special to clients in comparison to other trip providers, so we have coordinated this itinerary to allow you to capture these magnificent birds at sunrise & sunset.
Highlights of the trip include four boat trips on to the lake on consecutive days, four shoreline feeds offering you the chance to get up close to the Dalmatian Pelicans & witness their feeding behaviours, & cosy accommodation in a nearby hotel as an oasis from the harsh winter conditions. All the details are taken care of for you so that you can relax & enjoy this unique wildlife photography adventure.
You will be on the lake before the sun comes up to see the Pelicans at first light, & after the morning’s activities, will break for a warming lunch as a much-needed break from the cold, discussing what the rest of the day will hold. As a group you will then embark on an afternoon of further exciting photography opportunities, remaining on the shoreline of the lake through to early evening to make the most of the changing light conditions. When the day comes to an end, you will return to the comfort of the hotel to relax in front of a roaring fire, freshen up & discuss your achievements from the day.
Annette, one of our photography guides, will lead you throughout this photography tour, providing guidance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. Annette will help you capture images of the Dalmatian Pelicans in both wide & close up shots; capturing them in movement while feeding & fighting for fish, interacting with each other or in flight with the impressive backdrop provided by the lake & surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Our group numbers are strictly limited to allow for the highest quality experience for everyone involved, & as this photography is seasonal, we can only offer this trip to a small number of lucky individuals each year. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: cormorant, dalmatian pelican, flamingo

Kerkini’s Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 9th january, 2020

flight to thessaloniki from home location & transfer to kerkini

day 2 - sunday - 10th january, 2020

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 3 - monday - 11th january, 2020

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 4 - tuesday - 12th january, 2020

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 5 - wednesday - 13th january, 2020

transfer to thessaloniki from kerkini & flight to home location

A Dalmatian Pelican Drifts Serenely Across The Waters Of Lake Kerkini   Photographed During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday

2018 – Dalmatian Pelicans of Kerkini Photography Holiday

NaturesLens offer keen wildlife photographers the opportunity to capture images of the striking Dalmatian Pelican in their winter plumage, as they thrive in their scenic natural habitat; Lake Kerkini in northern Greece.
We have designed an all-inclusive photography experience, ensuring that internal travel & cosy accommodation are organised for you to ensure that you can focus on making the most of opportunities to capture editorial quality images. Our trips fill up quickly so book your place now to avoid missing out!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Dalmatian Pelican, in Greece, during the Dalmatian Pelicans of Kerkini past event. This past event is of day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1049 per participant.
Join NaturesLens for a special wildlife experience, getting up close & personal with the beautiful prehistoric bird that is the Dalmatian Pelican; capturing them on camera within their natural habitat of beautiful Lake Kerkini in northern Greece. This trip includes 3 full days getting to know this stunning landscape, offering boundless opportunities to photograph these amazing birds, as well as neighbouring wildlife such as the Pygmy Cormorant & the majestic Greater Flamingo.
The Dalmatian Pelican is, by a small margin, the largest of the Pelican species, as well as one of the largest living bird species on earth. These magnificent birds have been in decline in recent years, partly due to habitat destruction on the part of man, but thankfully the population at Kerkini has endured & still thrives within this unspoiled haven.
This trip is best suited to photographers with mid-level to advanced photography skills looking for a new challenge. We pride ourselves on offering something different to clients in comparison to other trip providers, so we have coordinated this itinerary to allow you to capture these impressive birds at sunrise & sunset.
Highlights of the trip include 3 boat trips on to the lake on consecutive days, 3 shoreline feeds offering you the chance to get up close to these magnificent birds & witness their feeding behaviours, & cosy accommodation in a nearby hotel as an oasis from the harsh winter conditions. All the details are taken care of for you so that you can relax & enjoy this unique wildlife photography adventure.
We will be up early & at the lake before the sun comes up to see the Pelicans at first light, returning after the morning’s activities for a warming lunch as a much needed break from the cold, discussing what the rest of the day will hold. We will then embark on an afternoon of further exciting photographic opportunities, remaining on the shoreline of the lake through to early evening to make the most of the changing light conditions. When the day comes to an end, we will return to the comfort of our hotel to relax in front of a roaring fire, freshen up & discuss your achievements from the day.
Our photography guides will lead you through, providing tuition as needed & helping you develop your skills. They will help you to capture images of these birds in wide & close up shots; in movement whilst feeding & fighting for fish; interacting with each other or in flight with the impressive backdrop provided by the lake & surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Group size is strictly limited to allow for the best experience for everyone involved, & as this photography is seasonal we can only offer this trip to a small number of lucky individuals each year. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: cormorant, dalmatian pelican, flamingo

Dalmatian Pelicans of Kerkini Photography Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1 - overnight Lake Kerkini

Travel from UK to Thessaloniki, arrival in Thessaloniki & overnight

Day 2 - overnight Lake Kerkini

Dalmatian Pelican photography by boat in the morning & on the shoreline of Lake Kerkini in the afternoon

Day 3 - overnight Lake Kerkini

Dalmatian Pelican photography by boat in the morning & on the shoreline of Lake Kerkini in the afternoon

Day 4 - overnight Lake Kerkini

Dalmatian Pelican photography by boat in the morning & on the shoreline of Lake Kerkini in the afternoon

Day 5 - Travel to UK