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Danube Delta in Spring: May 2017, 13-20th

Eight days of wildlife photography in the famous Danube Delta in Romania, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, the biggest and most preserved coastal wetland area in Europe.

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2017, May, 13-20th
green fully booked,sorry. 1995 €

Pre-booking and information:

 If you have further questions about this trip I will be happy to answer them. You may use the contact form below, send an email to info (at) patrickdieudonne.com, or call me.

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Danube Delta Photo Tour Description

The Danube Delta in Romania is the Europe’s largest wetland and among the richest bird sites too. This vast area is very sparsely inhabited with people and supports not only an excellent variety of species but also in high numbers.

For our tour we will be based in the northern edge of the Delta, opposite the Ukrainian border, in a private estate of more than 1000 ha, offering excellent bird and wildlife photographic opportunities – both from specially build hides, canvas hides and from vehicles and walking. Here we will be able to photograph both pelicans (White, Dalmatian), Terns – marsh and caspian, grebes – black-necked, possibly red-necked, herons – Purple, Squacco and Night, waders, ducks, Pigmy cormorants, collared pratincoles, Kingfisher and other wetland birds, plus Bearded Tit, Penduline tit, Roller, Bee-eaters, Hoopoe, woodpeckers and other small passerines. We will also have a boat trip to some other nearby parts of the delta where we will photograph pelicans and marsh terns.

All the sites we will photograph at are placed at a very short distance (10 min drive) from the hotel we will be based and can be reached by vehicle, electric car or walking. This way we can be very flexible and everybody can focus on the preferred species. Dragonflies and butterflies will provide opportunities for macro photography and we can also try to get golden jackal, otter, wild can and pine marten for which we also have a special hides, although that is not the best time of the years for these species.
All said that is planned to be a relaxing photographing holiday with excellent opportunities to photograph wetland species that are otherwise not easy to get elsewhere in Europe.

You can read a report and see more photos taken during the 2014 edition on our blog (sorry, only in french):
Delta du Danube, mai 2014

Tour Details - Danube Delta in Spring

General Information

8-days photo tour in the Danube Delta (May 2017, 13-20th):

Group size: 6/7 + french leader and local leaders
COST: 1995 EUR

Single supplement: 150 EUR
Deposit: 300 EUR



Trip Details

Pelican blanc
White Pelican

Jour 1: Arrival at Bucharest airport, transfer to our accomodation in the north of the Danube Delta..

Danube Delta
Private domain, 1000ha in the Delta

Jours 2 à 7: All day photography.

Golden jackal
Golden Jackal

Jour 8: Transfer to Bucharest airport. Flight back home.

White-tailed Eagle
White-tailed Eagle


Black Woodpecker
Black Woodpecker

Bearded Tit
Bearded Tit

Purple Heron
Purple Heron

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What's included


• Ground transport
• Full board

• Transportation between shooting locations

• Accommodation
• Hides and chairs
No hidden extras

What's not included:

• Airfare
• Travel insurance
• Photo equipment
• Hard drinks and all items of purely personal nature.

Equipment needed

• Film or Digital SLR camera
• Tripod
• Telephoto lens at least 300 mm plus converter.

Fitness level

A reasonable level of fitness is required, not for walks or access that involve minimal walking, but for staying for long periods in hides.


Pre-booking is made with us (please use the form above), we will arrange details with our partner Spatia Wildlife. Final booking will be made with Spatia Wildlife.

More questions?

Please read our FAQ or contact us via the form above should you require any more information.

Contact Details

Patrick Dieudonné Photo
9 rue de Sampigny
55300 Han sur Meuse
Tel:   + 33 (0)3 29 92 08 89
Mobile:  +33 (0)6 79 63 27 25

We speak french and english.


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