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2020 – Greek Pelicans of Kerkini Photography Holiday

January 13 - January 17

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

    of Kerkini

    Join David Miles, for this wildlife photography holiday of 4 nights duration, on the shores of Lake Kerkini in Greece.

    Lake Kerkini is home to the Dalmatian Pelicans & has impressive snowcapped mountains to the northern edges providing a perfect photographic backdrop.

    13th - 17th January 2020

    £1149 per participant

    Group size: 5 - 7 participants - fully booked.

    Bookings closed: Fully booked.

    Fully booked

    Greek Pelicans of Kerkini - £1149 per participant

    13th - 17th January 2020
    £1149 per participant
    fully booked
    £1149 per participant - fully booked
  • NaturesLens offer keen wildlife photographers the chance to join David & encounter the Pelicans of Kerkini; you will spend three 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 past event. This past event is of 4 night/5 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1149 per participant.
    For the past 6 years, NaturesLens has been taking photographers to photograph the Dalmatian Pelicans of Kerkini; in 2019, join David, one of the co-founders of 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 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 three boat trips on to the lake on consecutive days to photograph the Dalmatian Pelicans in the morning light, 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.
    David, 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.
    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

    flight to thessaloniki from home location & transfer to kerkini

    day 2

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

    day 3

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

    day 4

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

    day 5

    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
  • 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 in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guide
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • Morning boat trips to photograph the Dalmatian Pelicans
    • Shoreline Feeds with the Dalmatian Pelicans
    • 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

    • George - Dalmatian Pelicans - 2018

      All in all, it was an excellent three days of photography.

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    How to Book
    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant past event event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this past event, 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 past event, 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.
    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 pelicans 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 beanbag to help steady your lens while you are on the boat & on the shoreline. A tripod could be useful on the shoreline depending on the type of shot you are hoping to capture.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, we recommend that you pack plenty of warm clothing as the mornings on the boat will be quite cold. Layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers will help you adjust to the various conditions easier since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. For your lower half, thermal leggings & winter lined trousers would work best.

    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.

    The boat may be a bit damp so please bring a warm waterproof jacket & waterproof over trousers. Don't forget to pack sensible waterproof walking boots & a warm hat to protect your head in case it is windy.

    Additional Notes
    The past event itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens past events require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the past event may not go ahead. This past event has a minimum participant level of 5 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a past event to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given past event. 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.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any past event.
    Payment of deposit by past event participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Greek Pelicans of Kerkini Photography Holiday Summary

    The Greek Pelicans of Kerkini past event costs £1149 per participant

    & takes place in Kerkini in Greece, between the dates of 13th - 17th January 2020. It is ideal for photographing cormorant, dalmatian pelican, flamingo & more. This past event is led by David Miles for NaturesLens. Group size for this past event is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 7, plus David. 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 past event starts & ends at Thessaloniki Airport. , although you may be able to travel with David from London Gatwick Airport. Transfers between Thessaloniki Airport & Kerkini are included in the cost of this past event.

    Greek Pelicans of Kerkini Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £230 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: October 13th, 2019*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: January 1st, 2020.
    • 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.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault
    NaturesLens Ltd is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with The Package Travel & Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 all passengers booking with NaturesLens Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.
    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Ltd.  This insurance has been arranged by The Travel Vault in conjunction with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    13th - 17th January 2020
    £1149 per participant
    Event Category:


    Lake Kerkini
    Kerkini, Greece


    David Miles