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2022 – Birdlife of the Danube Delta Photography Holiday

May 28, 2022 - June 4, 2022

£2499
One of the Squacco Herons runs across a pool photographed in the locations used for the NaturesLens Birdlife of the Danube Delta Macin Mountains photography holiday
  • Birdlife

    of the Danube Delta & Macin Mountain

    Join Drew in Romania for this 7-night wildlife photography holiday to capture images of the Birdlife of the Danube Delta & Macin Mountain.

    After leaving Bucharest, we will spend a week taking photo opportunities with White & Dalmatian Pelicans, Whiskered Tern, Black Tern, Squacco Heron, Night Heron, Purple Heron, Little Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Pygmy & Great Cormorant plus much more.

    28th May - 4th June 2022

    £2499 per participant

    £500 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 5 - 6 participants - new.

    Bookings close: April 30, 2022

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    Birdlife of the Danube Delta & Macin Mountain - £2499 per participant

    When
    28th May - 4th June 2022
    Cost
    £2499 per participant
    Availability
    new
  • Join Drew for an exceptional wildlife & bird hide photography tour in the Danube Delta & the adjacent Macin Mountain. The Danube Delta is one of the most significant wetlands globally, while the Macin Mountain National Park is the oldest sandstone mountain in Romania. This particular photographic tour combines both hide photography & stalking photography. Through the week, we will make use of permanent hides, mobile blinds & a unique camouflaged boat. Furthermore, we have the possibility of using floating hides for the more adventurous photographers in the group!
    Our local guides have over eight years of experience in guiding photographers within the Danube Delta, & they know of the best locations for capturing superb images. Our boat driver is also an expert in stalking birds & wildlife!
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of Birdlife of the Danube Delta, in Romania, during the Birdlife of the Danube Delta photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £2499 per participant.
    Within the Danube Delta, a huge variety of subjects are virtually guaranteed; species that we hope to capture images of include White & Dalmatian Pelicans, Whiskered Tern, Black Tern, Squacco Heron, Night Heron, Purple Heron, Little Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Pygmy & Great Cormorant, Pallas Gull, Caspian Gull, Kingfisher, Penduline Tit, Bearded Tit, White-tailed Eagle or Golden Jackal & more.
    The landscape & birdlife of the Macin Mountain National Park are very different from that of the Danube Delta; ensuring an exciting combination for our guests who wish to make the most of the nature photography opportunities. On the rocky slopes of the mountain, our local partners have located hides for Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Ortolan Bunting, Pied Wheatear or even Woodlark; at lower heights, further hides offer possibilities to capture Ground Squirrels, Rollers, Bee-eaters, Hoopoes, Isabelline Wheatear & Red-rumped Swallows.
    Our group will also have access to two drinking hides, providing photography opportunities with species such as Red-backed Shrike, Corn Bunting, Turtle Dove, Syrian Woodpecker, Barred Warbler & even the Levant Sparrowhawk is a possible visitor to these hides.
    Our last day sees us head to the Black Coast, for one final early morning photography session, here we will be visiting a wetland for photography opportunities with the Collared Pratincoles.
    Photographable Species: barred warbler, bearded tit, bee-eater, black tern, black-necked grebe, caspian gull, collared pratincole, corn bunting, dalmatian pelican, glossy ibis, golden jackal, great cormorant, great crested grebe, ground squirrel, hoopoe, isabelline wheatear, kingfisher, levant sparrowhawk, little bittern, night heron, ortolan bunting, pallas gull, penduline tit, pied wheatear, purple heron, pygmy cormorant, red-backed shrike, red-necked grebe, red-rumped swallow, roller, rufous-tailed rock thrush, squacco heron, syrian woodpecker, turtle dove, whiskered tern, white pelican, white-tailed eagle, woodlark

    Birdlife of the Danube Delta Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1

    arrive bucharest - transfer to mila 23 - overnight in mila 23

    day 2

    photography from boat, floating hides or fixed hides in the danube delta both morning & afternoon - overnight in mila 23

    day 3

    photography from boat, floating hides or fixed hides in the danube delta both morning & afternoon - overnight in mila 23

    day 4

    photography from boat, floating hides or fixed hides in the danube delta both morning & afternoon - overnight in mila 23

    day 5

    photography from fixed hides in the danube delta or at a small bay during the morning then transfer to macin mountain national park, afternoon photography of rollers or bee-eaters - overnight in greci village

    day 6

    photography within the macin mountain national park - overnight in greci village

    day 7

    photography within the macin mountain national park - overnight in greci village

    day 8

    photography at the black coast before our return to bucharest - flight to home location

    One of the Squacco Herons bathed in amazing golden light photographed in the locations used for the NaturesLens Birdlife of the Danube Delta Macin Mountains photography holiday JPG
  • 10%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • Airport Transfers
    • All hide sessions & appropriate permits
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Alan - Calera - 2017

      Always good trips, with great photographic opportunities, & lots of camaraderie. Recommended!

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Birdlife of the Danube Delta photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 28th May - 4th June 2022 & costs £2499 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £500 to secure a place.
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    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses from an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm, which is extremely versatile, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some birds in the environment shots.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, the weather can be changeable so we would recommend that you pack layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. You don't need to bring camouflage clothes but please do pack neutral coloured clothes so that you blend into the landscape. You should also bring a warm waterproof coat & waterproof trousers in case it rains, so you are covered for all eventualities.

    Silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm will help to keep your hands warm. Silk gloves are great for wicking away moisture from your hands, leaving them dry & therefore lovely & warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute.

    Don't forget to pack sensible waterproof walking boots & a warm hat to protect your head.

    Additional Notes

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 5 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Birdlife of the Danube Delta Photography Holiday Summary

    The Birdlife of the Danube Delta photography holiday is a photography holiday of 7 night/8 day duration, that costs £2499 per participant

    & takes place in the Danube Delta in Romania, between the dates of 28th May - 4th June 2022. It is ideal for photographing barred warbler, bearded tit, bee-eater, black tern, black-necked grebe, caspian gull, collared pratincole, corn bunting, dalmatian pelican, glossy ibis, golden jackal, great cormorant, great crested grebe, ground squirrel, hoopoe, isabelline wheatear, kingfisher, levant sparrowhawk, little bittern, night heron, ortolan bunting, pallas gull, penduline tit, pied wheatear, purple heron, pygmy cormorant, red-backed shrike, red-necked grebe, red-rumped swallow, roller, rufous-tailed rock thrush, squacco heron, syrian woodpecker, turtle dove, whiskered tern, white pelican, white-tailed eagle, woodlark & more. This photography holiday is led by Drew Sproule for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Drew. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Bucharest. Transfers between Bucharest & the Danube Delta are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £500 to secure a place.

    Birdlife of the Danube Delta Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £500 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: February 28th, 2022*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: April 30th, 2022.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

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  • Details

    Start:
    28th May - 4th June 2022
    Cost:
    £2499 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
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    Location

    Romania
    the Danube Delta,Romania

    Guide

    Drew Sproule