2010/05/09

Flamingo - Phoenicopterus roseus - Greater Flamingo

I´ve been in Camargue in southern France for a week. Joined in on a birding trip. This area is known for its wild horses, black bulls and birds. This week was a lot of fun and gave me some new species to ad to the blog.

Some years back I visited Kenya and went to the famous Flamingolake. Too bad but I don´t remember the name right now. I was dissapointed then because I had expected a lot of pink flamingoes, but there were just a few of them. But this week I got a lot. In the last photo there are a breading place with more then 25000 pair of nesting birds. All the pink in the back of the photo is flamingoes. It was amazing. The area is protected and they also do research there. I choose this for the BPW this sunday.

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Flamingo - Phoenicopterus roseus - Greater Flamingo
NF Photo 100502, 100503


 BPW 89

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9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shots! I've heard of Camargue, it's a wild and beautiful place I think, with a protected nature and an interesting culture. I'm glad you had the chance to observe these beautiful flamingos and you had good time.

    Have a nice week, ciao! :-)

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  2. Woow .. jisses .. underbart ... så fina bilder och så roligt :D och du!!! välkommen hem igen :D

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  3. What a fantastic place to visit. Those flamingos are so beautiful.

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  4. I would love to visit this place one day. Excellent captures!

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  5. Wonderful shots...Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Beautiful shots of the Flamingos NF. I especially like the one coming in for a landing!

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  7. Glad you've been having a good trip - the flight shots are really neat! Love the landing one, awesome!

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