Istanbul, Turkey & Greek Islands in the Aegean Sea - September 2012

In September 2012, my wife and I spent 4 days in Istanbul, Turkey, followed by a 7-day trip on a cruise ship on the Aegean Sea visiting 5 Greek Islands on the way.

Besides enjoying the beautiful city of Istanbul, including a lovely boat trip over the Bosphorus river, we enjoyed the characteristic Greek islands Pathmos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini (see header photo).

I only had limited time to do some birding at the islands but still I found some nice animals out there.
On board of the cruise ship looking over the beautiful Aegean Sea, I managed to take photo's of a Scopoli's Shearwater and a Long-legged Buzzard.
In addition, I found some really interesting creatures, including an Egyptian Grasshopper and a Mediterranean Field Cricket.

Please check my photos under Turkey and Greece.