Join Annette 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 three 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 perfect 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 three boat trips on to the lake on consecutive days, three 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.
One of our photography guides, Annette, will lead you throughout this photography holiday, providing guidance as needed & helping you develop your skills. They will help you to capture images of these birds in wide & close up shots; 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.
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
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Dalmatian Pelicans of Kerkini Photography Holiday Itinerary