Lake Kerkini is arguably one of the most popular locations in Europe to visit for bird watching and photography. Situated in Northern Greece on the border of Bulgari, the lake boasts more than 250 species of bird and is a haven for some endangered species, most notably the Dalmatian Pelican. In the middle of February, I headed there for a week, with the intention of photographing these Pelicans but also exploring the area for untapped potential.
The first day was spent scouting the area, speaking to locals and getting things in order for the week ahead. Ironically, this first day was glorious sunshine and conditions… the only sunshine seen all week followed by 6 days of dreary, grey and miserable weather. The first few days were spent working solidly on the Pelicans until a new site was discovered with Coypu! These animals were absolutely fantastic to work with despite being an invasive species.
Overall this was a brilliant week that could only be improved with a greater variety of light conditions, but there’s always next time! For now here’s a selection of images from this trip.