Join NaturesLens for a very special wildlife photography experience, getting up close & personal with the beautiful prehistoric bird that is the Dalmatian Pelican; capturing images of them on camera within their natural habitat of beautiful Lake Kerkini in northern Greece. Our tour encompasses 3 full days spent within this unique landscape, offering extensive opportunities to photograph these remarkable 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, due to the proximity of our hotel to the lake itself, we have arranged an itinerary which allows for capture of images of these magnificent birds at sunrise & sunset.
Highlights of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini include 3 boat trips on to the lake on consecutive days, a minimum of 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 a haven from the harsh winter conditions. All the details are taken care of for you so that you can relax & enjoy this special 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 return to the comfort of our hotel to relax in front of a roaring fire, freshen up & discuss your achievements from the day.
Your guide will lead you throughout, providing tuition as needed & helping you develop your skills. They will help you to capture images of 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 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
Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday ItineraryTo be confirmed