The very best time to visit Kerkini and photograph Dalmatian pelicans starts from first days of January and ends beginning of March. During this time they show amazing breeding colours, spectacular plumage and remarkable breeding behaviour. This trips is right in the middle of that period and will be available for 4 participants. Since 2009 we have about 80 winter trips to Kerkini . We know where, when and how to organize pelican's photography for pros, amateurs and beginners.
The Sites Lake Kerkiny, Greece is the world's best place where you can photograph Dalmatian pelicans. You can see the pelicans on many spots at the lake, but only several places will give a chance for good approach and successful photography. The lake is a destination of wintering birds and to visit some other nearby spots for photography or just watching will be also an option.
Daily Program The start is before sunrise and the finish is late - most often one hour after sunset. The hotel is just 15min drive from the best photo area and going there for food, refreshments, recharging and mid-day rest will be easy. Many different options and strategies will be possible from the shore and from a boat. The Lake is surrounded by mountains and whole area has potential for landscape photography as well. In case of some special opportunities ( for instance sometime the flamingos are in good position) – we are happy to go for it.
Level of fitness All places are accessible with car and only short distance walking is required. We use proper licensed and safe boats . Anyway in case of wind and really bad weather ( happens very rare) we will work from the shore.
Equipment recommended On this trip you can bring and use all you cameras and lenses – from fish еye to the longest one, and all of them can be useful ! Of course some lenses are more versatile …like 16-35mm, 70-200mm, 100-400mm and similar. Like many other details , what to bring will be specified before your arrival. We will provide bean bags and mats useful for low level photography from the shore.
Group size: 4 photographers
Cost: 1250 EUR per person
Single supplement: 120 EUR
Deposit: 300 EUR
Price includes: Airport transfers (from Thessaloniki airport ), local transportation, accommodation, all meals, use of boats and plenty of fish, guiding.
Price excludes: International Flights, travel insurance, alcohol and all items of purely personal nature.
Sofia Airport (Instead of Thessaloniki Airport) is also option for arriving and departure. Please contact us if Sofia Airport work better for you.
Pelicans, Pelicans, Pelicans….
Saturday 27th January – Wednesday 31st January 2024