Werner Bollmann - Catch of the day


Since the fishermen feed their bycatch to the Dalmatian Pelicans, Lake Kerkini (Greece) became a hotspot for bird photographers. It’s amazing to work with these huge fearless birds from a close distance. There’s only a single precondition: One should not be afraid of water.

Location: Greece

Tags: dalmatian, greece, lake kerkini, pelecanus crispus, pelican, pelicans, werner bollmann

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  1. Judy said:

    05/09/2011 04:16

    Great angle and photo!

  2. Jaak Põder said:

    05/09/2011 13:17

    Lovely colours and moment, Werner. Seems like this bird is singing 'come in, come in, everyone is welcome' :).

    P.S. I think being not afraid of water is the precondition of more or less any part of nature photography in Europe most of the time -- if you are not wet by the end of the day, you probably have ignored the best angles.

  3. Andy said:

    08/09/2011 22:38

    I want to add: being at the right place at the right time! And to know about the right time ;-)
    Congratulations! Well captured!

  4. Andrew George said:

    18/09/2011 09:54

    Great catch!

  5. Theo said:

    24/09/2011 12:08

    Great portrait, perfect timing and beautiful colours, excellent!

  6. Sven Zacek said:

    03/10/2011 19:31

    Amazing light and I love the tight framing.