bird photography

Golden Eagle hide photography © Iordan Hristov

Golden Eagle and Dalmatian Pelican photography workshop

I got the opportunity to guide a hide photography trip for Golden Eagles and Dalmatian pelicans organized by Wild Echo and Patrick Dieudonne. The group of 4 French photographers and their leader arrived in Sofia and we headed to the Eastern Rhodopes for our first photography session.…
Dalmatian Pelican © Iordan Hristov

Birding and photography at lake Kerkini

Lake Kerkini – birding and photography December 10-11, 2016 I guided a group of 15 students on bird identification trip to lake Kerkini in the weekend December 10-11, 2016. We saw a total of 70 birds.…

Customized birding trip: day 5 of 5

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Today is the last day of our trip. We had no time for birding and drove directly to the Turkish border where my guests were going to be met by a Turkish guide. On our way to the border we saw a few birds like Black Kite, Turtle Dove, Little Owl and Woodchat Shrike.…
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Customized birding trip: day 3 of 5

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The day was very productive photography wise. We started early from our lodge to have more time for stops along the road. The weather was fairly chilly but we were keen for more birding. Our first stop for birding was high up in the mountains to search for birds from the conifer area.…
customized birding trip Bulgaria

Customized birding trip in Bulgaria

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Shortly after we took our bins out and cameras ready we had two young Saker Falcons playing together. A few minutes later three Ravens turned up and chased the falcons away. Then a Short-toed Eagle stopped over the hillside and hovered for a while.…
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Birding trip day 2

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route: Plovdiv – Krichim – Devin – Yagodina The rain last night did not let us go out Scops owling but this morning we were determined to go out earlier. I picked up my guests and off we went on our way to the Rhodope mountains.…
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear oenanthe melanoleuca

Birdwatching trip around Bulgaria

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Birdwatching trip Birdwatching trip around just ended. I guided a group of 5 British birders for 9 days around the country. The result is a fantastic list of nearly 200 birds seen and/or heard.…
Kazbegi Trinity church

Birdwatching in Georgia

This time my work took me to Georgia: a country that I have always dreamed visiting mainly for the Caucasus and its birds. Even the way Caucasus sounds attracts me to this place. Mountainous Landscapes are absolutely breath taking.…
Long-legged Buzzard

Bird photography hides test

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I just returned from testing two new photography hides for Eastern Imperial Eagle. Colleagues have been feeding the eagles weekly for a few months now and we had left a photo trap to follow the scene.…
SNAPP guides campaign

SNAPP guides seek your support

A new innovative photography location finder called SNAPP guides started its campaign on Kickstarter – you can check it out at http://kck.st/1NGXfwH The link contains full description of the app content including: superb locations for photography in a number of countries based on local knowledge simple to use suitable times and conditions inspirational images creative tips beautiful design detailed maps to use both on and offline option to create itineraries option to sync across devices SNAPP guides campaign   You can see the full desciption of the campaign on its page in Kickstarter here. …