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2020 – Winter’s White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania Photography Holiday

January 20 - January 25

One Of The White Tailed Sea Eagles On The Snow Of A Frozen Pasture Photographed At The Locations Used For The NaturesLens White Tailed Sea Eagles Of Lithuania Photography Holiday
  • Winter's
    White-tailed Sea Eagles

    of Lithuania

    Join David Miles & Boris Belchev on the Nemunas Delta on this 5 night photography trip to Lithuania

    Spend 4 days in the dedicated photography hides located in the heart of the Nemunas Delta, taking photo opportunities with red fox & white-tailed sea eagle & a number of other species that visit the photography site.

    20th - 25th January 2020

    £1199 per participant

    Limited Availability - £240 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 4 - 5 participants - limited places available..

    Bookings close: December 23, 2019

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    White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania - £1199 per participant

    20th - 25th January 2020
    £1199 per participant
    limited places available.
    £1199 per participant - limited places available.
  • Visualise yourself visiting a location on a frozen pasture on the Nemunas Delta, accompanied by David Miles & Boris Belchev, with both singular birds & groups of 14-16 White-tailed Sea Eagles gathering in front of the photography hide in which you are sited. Your photographic opportunities are both abundant & presented directly in front of you; that is the nature of this White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania Photography Holiday: seeing congregations of eagles is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the natural world.
    The White-tailed Sea Eagles are not too wary of the hides, & due to the quantities that are attracted by the additional food that is placed out for them, they feel secure & will spend time in front of the hides, feeding, fighting, posing & more. The eagles vary in maturity & consequently behaviour, with the range from juvenile, through sub adult, to the awe-inspiring adult birds.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of the fabulous White-tailed Sea Eagles, in Lithuania, during the Winter’s White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1199 per participant.
    The Nemunas Delta has a good breeding population of approximately 50 pairs of White-tailed Sea Eagles, &, generally, there are plenty of birds to photograph. With these eagles, you can expect exciting activity & action photography of this massive raptor; any gathering of eagles in these quantities invariably leads to fights over the additional food set out for them. If we are lucky enough to get snow for our visit, then the fighting can reach frenzied levels & leads to incredible photographic opportunities.
    Each day, David & Boris (our local guide) will get you settled into the hide, light the gas heaters to warm the group, & will then provide any assistance you need to prepare for the day ahead. We would stress that from this point onwards, nobody is allowed to leave the hide under any circumstances until after dark for the reason noted above. It is anticipated that in total the group will spend approx 11-12 hours each day in the hide.
    Cameras & lenses are moved into position & set up under cover of darkness, we then play a waiting game & get comfortable, anticipating the arrival of the eagles.
    Previous years sessions conducted by our local guide have shown the general pattern of the day to be the White-tailed Sea Eagles visiting at first light, followed by several frantic hours of action before these birds depart mid-morning – on several days, however, the Eagles stayed virtually all day. In the absence of the White-tailed Sea Eagles, foxes & many other birds are present & provide photographic opportunities; these include raven, hooded crow, magpies, common gull, caspian gull, herring gull, greater black-backed gull & both grey heron & great white egret. Mid-afternoon generally sees the return of the White-tailed Sea Eagles for further feeding; again the action can be spectacular.
    It should be noted that the White-tailed Sea Eagles activity is very dependent on the weather, the harsher the weather, the better the action is likely to be. Extreme weather is unlikely to be a problem in the heart of Nemunas delta in winter though unless we are incredibly unlucky.
    As the sun sets & darkness falls, we are collected from the hide & driven back to our lodgings where an evening meal will be served.
    Photographable Species: caspian gull, common gull, great white egret, greater blackbacked gull, grey heron, herring gull, hooded crow, magpies, raven, red fox, white-tailed sea eagle

    Winter’s White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1

    flight to palanga international airport from home location & transfer to uostadvaris

    day 2

    all-day photography from within the white-tailed sea eagle hide

    day 3

    all-day photography from within the white-tailed sea eagle hide

    day 4 - thursday - 23rd january, 2020

    all-day photography from within the white-tailed sea eagle hide

    day 5 - friday - 24th january, 2020

    all-day photography from within the white-tailed sea eagle hide

    day 6 - saturday - 25th january, 2020

    transfer to palanga international airport & flight to home location

    One Of The White Tailed Sea Eagles Sits High In The Trees Above The Nemunas Delta Photographed At The Locations Used For The NaturesLens White Tailed Sea Eagles Of Lithuania Photography Holiday
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    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
    • 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
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    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 Winter’s White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 20th - 25th January 2020 & costs £1199 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £240 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, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. If the longest lens you own is a 300mm lens but you have a 1.4x or 2.0 extender this would be suitable. In fact, you should pack your extenders as this will allow you to further vary your focal length on this photography holiday. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some 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.

    Recommended Clothing

    On this photography holiday, you may experience extreme cold & even sub zero weather conditions, when outside of the hides, so we recommend that you pack the following items of clothing for extreme comfort, or if you are susceptible to the cold.

    You will need plenty of warm & weatherproof clothing. Layering is key to keeping warm in extreme cold conditions so thermal underwear & undershirts coupled with thin jumpers, micro-fleece with a wind & waterproof down coat is best. For your lower half you will need thermal leggings & winter lined trousers coupled with good waterproof over trousers. Black salopettes would also work.

    To protect your hands, you should pack silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm under ski gloves will help to keep your hands warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute for ski gloves.

    If you don't have a hood on your coat, you should pack a warm hat to protect your head & a balaclava or snood to protect your face from the wind. This is especially important while you are out on the boat for the sea eagles. We also recommend that you bring a good pair of snow or thermal boots with a good sole for walking on snow & ice.

    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 4 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.
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    Winter’s White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania Photography Holiday Summary

    The Winter’s White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania photography holiday is a photography holiday of 5 night/6 day duration, that costs £1199 per participant

    & takes place in Uostadvaris in Lithuania, between the dates of 20th - 25th January 2020. It is ideal for photographing caspian gull, common gull, great white egret, greater blackbacked gull, grey heron, herring gull, hooded crow, magpies, raven, red fox, white-tailed sea eagle & more. This photography holiday is led by David Miles & Boris Belchev for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 5, plus David & Boris. 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 Palanga International Airport. Transfers between Palanga International Airport & Uostadvaris are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £240 to secure a place.

    Winter’s White-tailed Sea Eagles of Lithuania Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £240 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: October 20th, 2019*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: December 23rd, 2019.
    • 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 Limited 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, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with NaturesLens Limited 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 Limited.
    This insurance has been arranged by The Travel Vault in conjunction with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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    20th - 25th January 2020
    £1199 per participant
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    Uostadvaris, Lithuania


    David Miles
    Boris Belchev