Amateur & semi-professional photographers alike are invited to join Pui Hang for this 5-night of photography holiday in Kerkini, . You will spend four days photographing the charismatic from both the boat & shoreline.


The 5-night 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, , 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. will help you capture images of the Dalmatian 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 10 years; this results in him knowing precisely what our photography guests require & where to position the boat for the very best images.

A Pair Of The Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece Drifts On The Waters Of Lake Kerkini

About the Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece


The (Pelecanus Crispus) is the biggest pelican species. Adult birds can have a wingspan of 3 – 4 metres, making the one of the world's larger flying birds. At 11 – 15 kg in weight, the 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 to Russia, & China, with the birds preferring shallow lakes & wetlands.

One Of The Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece Flying Over The Waters Of Lake Kerkini

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.

One Of The Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece Flies Over The Waters Of Lake Kerkini
One of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece makes a splash as it lands on the waters of Lake Kerkini

Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece 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 photography of the Dalmatian Pelicans from a boat, afternoon at the shoreline - overnight in Kerkini
  • Day 3 - Morning photography of the Dalmatian Pelicans from a boat, afternoon at the shoreline - overnight in Kerkini
  • Day 4 - Morning photography of the Dalmatian Pelicans from a boat, afternoon at the shoreline - overnight in Kerkini
  • Day 5 - Morning photography of the Dalmatian Pelicans from a boat, afternoon at the shoreline - overnight in Kerkini
  • Day 6 - Transfer to Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia
One of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece drifts on the waters of Lake Kerkini

Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece 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 photograph the charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans
  • Afternoon shoreline feeding of the Dalmatian Pelicans with stunning backdrops of the Beles mountain range
  • Our boat is captained by an experienced boatman who we have been using for many years
  • Opportunities to capture images of the Dalmatian Pelicans in flight as well as beautiful portrait images
  • Cosy accommodation in a nearby hotel with stunning views of the mountains
  • Single occupancy accommodation is provided at no extra cost to you
  • Guided by Pui Hang with the assistance of a fantastic local guide
  • Our itinerary is planned for January - the optimum time for photographing the Dalmatian Pelicans in their breeding plumage
  • May be combined with our Greek Pelicans of Lake Kerkini photography holiday for those who want a longer trip
One of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece comes in to land on the waters of Lake Kerkini
A duo of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece drifting on the waters of Lake Kerkini under the moon
A Trio Of The Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece Drifting On The Waters Of Lake Kerkini

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.

A group of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece at the shoreline of Lake Kerkini

You are invited to join us for our itinerary which includes 4 full days of photography packed with opportunities to photograph the charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece from both boat & shoreline

The Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday is a five-night duration event, that costs £1599 & takes place in Kerkini in Greece, between the dates of 6th - 11th January 2025. It is ideal for photographing the beautiful Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece in their breeding plumage. This photography holiday is led by Pui Hang Miles for NaturesLens.

The Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 7, plus Pui Hang.

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 Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday starts & ends at Thessaloniki Airport. .

The Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday requires a deposit of £300 to secure a place.

The Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday is a five-night duration event, that costs £1599 & takes place in Kerkini in Greece, between the dates of 6th - 11th January 2025. It is ideal for photographing the beautiful Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece in their breeding plumage. This photography holiday is led by Pui Hang Miles for NaturesLens.

The Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 7, plus Pui Hang.

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 Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday starts & ends at Thessaloniki Airport. .

The Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday requires a deposit of £300 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.

Galleries related to Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece

This gallery showcases the beauty & majesty of the Dalmatian Pelican, which can be found at the stunning Lake Kerkini in northern Greece. These majestic birds have captivated wildlife photographers for many years, & Lake Kerkini is a critical habitat for the birds, boasting one of the best-known colonies in Europe.

We invite you to enjoy the images below, showing the birds in their natural habitat, flying, drifting on the waters & feeding in their stunning snow-capped mountain-backed environment. With its sparkling waters, peaceful atmosphere, & diversity of flora & fauna, Lake Kerkini is an idyllic location to observe these beautiful birds.
We hope you enjoy this gallery of images of Dalmatian Pelicans on Lake Kerkini – all the photos were captured by Pui Hang while leading trips during January 2023.

Welcome to this photo gallery of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini – one of the most beautiful nature encounters – Alison Jenkins captured these images in January 2023.

Located in northern Greece, Lake Kerkini has a significant population of these majestic birds. The purpose of this photo gallery is to share the beauty of the Dalmatian Pelican with the world & to educate & raise awareness about the conservation of this species.
Here, you can see breathtaking images of the pelicans in their natural habitat, from soaring above the lake to squabbling for fish. Enjoy the magnificent views of these graceful creatures!

Explore the serene beauty of the Dalmatian Pelican, the undisputed highlight of photography on & around Lake Kerkini in northern Greece. Photographers flock to this unique wildlife habitat each winter to capture images of these majestic creatures.

With images showing them feeding to soaring in their snow-topped mountain backdrop, this gallery will transport you to the idyllic setting of Lake Kerkini.
Each photo was taken in January 2023 by Simon Jenkins, who joined one of our Dalmatian Pelican photography holidays.
Experience the natural beauty of the Dalmatian Pelican & the surrounding environment of Lake Kerkini with this collection of images.

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