Amateur & semi-professional photographers alike are invited to join Pui Hang for this 5-night Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday in Kerkini, Greece. You will spend four days photographing the charismatic Pelicans from both the boat & shoreline.
The 5-night Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday has an itinerary designed for bird photography of the eccentric-looking Dalmatian Pelicans plus Cormorants, Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, Great White Egret, & Little Egret.
Throughout this trip, the locations around & on Lake Kerkini should provide opportunities to capture fabulous images of the many Dalmatian Pelicans found on this important wetland.
Throughout this 5-night photography holiday, Pui Hang, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, will be on hand to guide & lead you; he will be available to provide assistance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. Pui Hang will help you capture images of the Dalmatian Pelicans with the impressive backdrop provided by the lake & the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
We've been guiding trips to Kerkini since 2014, working with the same boatman for the past 9 years; this results in him knowing precisely what our photography guests require & where to position the boat for the very best images.
About the Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece
The Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus Crispus) is the biggest pelican species. Adult birds can have a wingspan of 3 – 4 metres, making the Dalmatian Pelican one of the world's larger flying birds. At 11 – 15 kg in weight, the Dalmatian Pelican is also the world's heaviest flying bird.
Male Dalmatian Pelicans are much larger than the females of the species; however, both display bright orange or red gullets throughout the breeding season. After mating completes, these unusual pouches fade to a much more subtle yellow.
The breeding range of the Dalmatian pelican stretches from southeastern Europe to Russia, India & China, with the birds preferring shallow lakes & wetlands.
During recent decades, the pelican population experienced a surprising worldwide decline due to habitat loss, disruption & poaching. Protection efforts have been victorious in core areas of their range. Building artificial nesting platforms & removing power lines has seen a distinct upturn in the breeding population.