Flamingos

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ha! Did you know that flamingos are pink because they eat shrimps, rich in pink protein which builds up in their feathers? I had no clue about it till a few days ago. Also, if you fancy experiencing the most mesmerizing bird spectacle on Earth, you should take a trip to Lake Nakuru or Lake Bogoria in Kenya. According to Martin Harvey, if you show up there in the right time you'll feast your eyes on a shoreline filled with millions of pink flamingos – le sigh! But in the meantime let's just take a moment and get lost in those breathtaking photos. Incredible, don't you think? Have you ever seen them in person? xo

P.S: Also, the whales' eyes and this adorable duo.
P.P.S: How would you fancy living with Neil?

(Thanks Monica. Photos by Klaus Nigge for National Geographic and Martin Harvey via My Modern Met)

23 comments:

Vintage Market Place said...

WOW, i never knew that!
How beautiful.
Amy

Patricia Villamil said...

this is breathtaking! I love the animal kingdom, and the gathering of animals it's a feast to the eyes. Plus, flamingoes are kind of cute!

Marta said...

One of my favourite animals, although million of flamingoes sound scary (remembering Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren :))...
I saw them in the South of France, there's a tiny park where you can see them living quite freely, it's nice but of course not as amazing as it looks in Kenya, the park in France is really small but cute.
Marta

French Twist said...

Amazing photos! It must be the one of the most stunning events to see (if you can call it an event). Love the photos of the baby flamingos' too!

tripsandtreps said...

I saw a bunch of them while I was in Mexico. So beautiful! Also, as they grow older the pink color gets stronger :)

Mal said...

I love flamingos, they're so beautiful! I adore all these pics


Mal @ The Chic Geek

Dancing Branflake said...

I had no clue about the shrimp thing!

Kristina said...

I have seen flamingos in the South if France and it was amazing! loved it!

Lena P Cox said...

Here in Louisiana (USA) we have a bird called a Pink Spoonbill which resembles the Flamingo and there is plenty of shrimp in our bayous and the Gulf of Mexico.

Bionica said...

I had never seen a baby flamingo before
they are just so cute
thank you for sharing =)

-Bionica

Sini said...

We have flamingos less than 1h drive away from home in Camargue ,south France. They are so cute! Should actually visit the place again, full of bulls, camarguen horses and flamingos!

Diana Mieczan said...

They are cute indeed, Patricia. The babies look so sweet as well, don't they?

Diana Mieczan said...

French Twist, I like that -"one of the most stunning events to see". It totally looks like an event.

Diana Mieczan said...

tripsandtreps, that is awesome and Sini, that place sounds wonderful.

Diana Mieczan said...

Marta, that park in France sounds dreamy. Btw: good point about Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren:)

Eliza Jane said...

Breath taking! xx

Eliza Jane said...

Breath taking! xx

dotblogg said...

I hope I see them one day and take my Smena camera with me. I'm sure the pictures will be amazing:))
hugs!
J

HiLLjO said...

I learned that when I was on a field trip but I still think it's fascinating! If food does that to them, what is our food doing to shape us...?

Diana Mieczan said...

Good point, HiLLjO! Something I need to look into:)

Monica | Hola!design said...

I love these guys! thanks for the link back, D!
xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

xoxo Monica:)

Annie said...

I just love flamingos.. so funny about why they are pink! I didn't know that!

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