During April-May this year Eirik Bornø and I visited Sergey Panayotov and the Nature Travel photo hides at Ognyanovo. In addition, we had several days in the Eastern Rhodope mountains to photograph vultures and a morning trip to Cape Kaliakra on the Black Sea coast for Pied Wheatear and Calandra Lark. The whole visit was a huge success thanks to Sergey and his staff. Anybody wishing to get an idea of the excellent bird photography opportunities that can be expected here, I have recently uploaded a short review and a selection og bird images from this tip to my website, which may be viewed here: https://www.photobirder.net/bulgaria-2018
We, Neil and Brigitte stayed in the Cottage in Ognyanovo before. We enjoyed it so much that we decided that the "custom made bird photography tour" would be ideal for us and our friends Gabi and Frank. The mixture of Mountains, with the vultures and the birds of prey, waterhide and the cottage with all its different hides was ideal to get a great variety of birds and habitats. The only change we made was to extend the stay in the cottage one week. The hides close to the cottage where perfect for four photographers, and a great improvement with the one way glass windows. We where also very lucky the get chances of photographing nearly all our target birds.
Sergey`s organisation was perfect, but left enough room for all our wishes. Food and entertainment where absolutely "bomba". :-)
We can highly recommend Nature Travel and especially this tour to all nature photographers. Thank you again for two unforgettable weeks Gabi, Brigitte, Frank and Neil from Germany.
More about Brigitte and Neil you can see on their web site.
Dear Sergey! I just wantet to say thank you one more time for this incredible week we had with you. What made our trip so impressing for us was, that we could feel your unrestricted devotion and the love to the birds and the nature in general. You understood, what kind of treasure you still have and your effort to protect it is amazing. Keep up your HARD WORK so that many more people can see the beauty of your country.
Thank you Sergey, for this wonderful days full of light, birds and colors! It feels the being with a friend long known. Food was perfect, service also, even that you are not a proffesional :).
I really hope that we will see us next year again, untill then we both keep our fingers crossed for your success.
See you my friend, Sabine and Werner.