Photographers of all levels of experience are invited to join Alison for this five-night Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday in Kerkini, . You will photograph the amazing birdlife of Lake Kerkini as new life bursts into life around this wetland.


This five-night trip, scheduled for 24th - 29th May 2025, has an itinerary designed for bird photography of the birds as we drift through their environment on our boat. This spectacle happens as spring takes over from winter & new life hatches in many nests around Lake Kerkini.

Over the five-night trip, the locations should provide opportunities for capturing images of Bee-Eater, Bitterns, Black Storks, Cattle Egrets, Cormorants, Dalmatian Pelicans, Great Crested Grebes, Great White Egrets, Grey Herons, Hoopoe, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, White Pelican, White Stork & more.

Throughout this five-night photography holiday, Alison, one of our photography guides, will be on hand to guide & lead you; Alison will be providing assistance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills; he will help you capture images of the wildlife of Lake Kerkini with the impressive backdrop provided by the lake & surrounding mountainscape.

What birds live on or nest on Lake Kerkini?


The wetland is home to purple herons, black storks, Eurasian spoonbills, Dalmatian & white , grebes of varying types, various ducks, flamingos, glossy ibises, & the white egret. Birds that breed in the lake area that we will use for our photography include the whiskered & , cormorants, , black & , Eurasian spoonbills, & of course, the Grey, Squacco & black-crowned night herons.
One Of Lake Kerkini's Spoonbills With A Reflection Beneath

Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday Itinerary

The following is the proposed itinerary for this photography holiday, it should be considered provisional & subject to change.
  • Day 1 - Assemble Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia - transfer to Kerkini - overnight in Kerkini
  • Day 2 - Morning & afternoon photography of the birdlife of the lake from a boat - overnight in Kerkini
  • Day 3 - Morning & afternoon photography of the birdlife of the lake from a boat - overnight in Kerkini
  • Day 4 - Morning & afternoon photography of the birdlife of the lake from a boat - overnight in Kerkini
  • Day 5 - Morning & afternoon photography of the birdlife of the lake from a boat - overnight in Kerkini
  • Day 6 - Transfer to Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia
One Of Lake Kerkini's Fabulous White Pelicans In Flight

Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday Highlights

We have taken care to refine the itinerary for this wildlife photography holiday; as such, we consider the following to be amongst the highlights of this tour.
  • Morning & afternoon boat trips to capture images within this wetland paradise
  • Possibilities for amazing silhouette shots at sunset
  • Exclusive boat & experienced boatman who we have been using for 9 years
  • Photography sessions at sunrise & sunset to make the most of the prime times of day for creative photography
  • Cosy accommodation in a nearby hotel with stunning views of the mountains
  • Stay for five-nights on a full board, non-shared basis
  • Single occupancy accommodation is provided at no extra cost to you
  • Great guide to client ratio of no more than 1:6
  • Guided by Alison for NatureLens
One Of Lake Kerkini's Fantastic Squacco Heron's Does A Flyby Of The Boat
One Of Lake Kerkini's Cormorants Drying It's Wings

What images can I hope to capture during the Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday

All the photos shown on this page are chosen from those contributed by Jane Kearney; she undertook the trip in 2022 & sent in almost 100 fabulous images from thousands she captured during her four days on Lake Kerkini.

One Of Lake Kerkini's Cormorants At Sunset
A Little Egret With A Nest Full Of It's Chicks Photographed By Jane Kearney During The Natureslens Spring Birds Of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday
One Of Kerkini's Little Egrets Flies Past The Boat Photographed By Jane Kearney During The Natureslens Spring Birds Of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday
The View Of Lake Kerkini From Our Wonderful Hotel Accommodation

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance – it is a requirement when booking on any wildlife photography holiday scheduled by NaturesLens that you have adequate travel insurance, we suggest a policy from TrailFinders or Campbell Irvine.

Camera Insurance

Insuring your camera equipment before embarking on any wildlife photographic holiday is crucial. Our trips often involve venturing into remote, & sometimes unpredictable environments where accidents & unexpected incidents occur. Insuring your camera gear provides financial protection against theft, loss, or damage, ensuring your investment is safeguarded.

Wildlife photography involves capturing unique & irreplaceable moments, & without proper insurance, any unforeseen mishap could result in significant monetary losses. By insuring your equipment, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re covered in case of any unfortunate events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of wildlife & capture stunning photographs without worry.

We recommend PhotoGuard for amateur photographers or Glover Howe, who we use.

You are invited to join us for our five-night itinerary to photograph the amazing birdlife of Lake Kerkini as new life bursts into life all around this wetland

The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday is a five-night duration event, that costs £1999 & takes place in Kerkini in Greece, between the dates of 24th - 29th May 2025. It is ideal for photographing the amazing birdlife of Lake Kerkini as new life bursts into life all around this wetland, including Bee-Eater, Bittern, Black Stork, Black Tern, Cattle Egret, Cormorant, Crested Grebe, Dalmatian Pelican, Eurasian Spoonbill, Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, Great Crested Grebe, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Hoopoe, Little Egret, Night Heron, Purple Heron, Spoonbill, Squacco Heron, White Pelican & White Stork. This photography holiday is led by Alison Jenkins for NaturesLens.

The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday is offered on a half board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Alison.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring easy effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday starts & ends at Thessaloniki Airport. Transfers are included between Thessaloniki Airport & Kerkini.

The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday requires a deposit of £500 to secure a place.

The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday is a five-night duration event, that costs £1999 & takes place in Kerkini in Greece, between the dates of 24th - 29th May 2025. It is ideal for photographing the amazing birdlife of Lake Kerkini as new life bursts into life all around this wetland, including Bee-Eater, Bittern, Black Stork, Black Tern, Cattle Egret, Cormorant, Crested Grebe, Dalmatian Pelican, Eurasian Spoonbill, Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, Great Crested Grebe, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Hoopoe, Little Egret, Night Heron, Purple Heron, Spoonbill, Squacco Heron, White Pelican & White Stork. This photography holiday is led by Alison Jenkins for NaturesLens.

The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday is offered on a half board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Alison.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring easy effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday starts & ends at Thessaloniki Airport. Transfers are included between Thessaloniki Airport & Kerkini.

The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday requires a deposit of £500 to secure a place.

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.

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 participants 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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