Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Pink Flamingo


Salt Lake Magadi at the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Two or three million years ago a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself forming this huge crater (260 km2/100 sq mi) which is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep.

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20 comments:

Gary said...

Beautiful sight!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

jeannette said...

flamingos are such elegant and beautiful birds!
Have heard that the pink increases with a certain kind of food (forgot what, or course:) )

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I like the flamingoes but that second picture is stunning. Diane

jocodeane said...

Hiya JM,

The pink in those flamengoes makes for a beautiful scene.

Andrew said...

A beautiful sight to see. Many thanks for sharing.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

That's a mile deep! Yikes! Some people think I was living then and should know all about it, but I was not alive then! Sheesh!

What a pair of absolutely gorgeous photos. I've seen that many flamingos but only at Flamingo Gardens in Miami.

The second shot is so rich in color and offers such stunning contrasts - very well done, JM!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a beautiful sight to see, awesome shot.

Frank said...

HI JM. Stunning scenery and fabulous Flamingoes.

Sondra said...

... an amazing set of photos!

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! The sky in the second shot is awesome!

mick said...

Beautiful photos. I'd really like to see flamingos like that - sometime!

Hilke Breder said...

Beautiful! Would love to be there to see the flamingos myself. Great shots! The black clouds look like a flock of raggedy birds racing across the sky!

Fotokarusellen said...

Very beautiful photos of a bird i hope to see once. Gorgeous!

Springman said...

Incredible JM. Lake Magadi is two thousand feet deep?! From Tanzania the Seychelles are just a short hop relativly speaking. I had a good mind to go there when I was in Africa back in the early '70's but didn't. What a mistake judging by your photos.

JM said...

@Springman: It's a shallow lake, the crater is 2,000 feet deep. Sorry if I didn't make myself clear, I've just rewrote it. :-)

Fabien said...

Superb second pict

Jean said...

Breathtaking images of the "large" flock of Flamingos and the sky above the lake!

Larry said...

Beautiful, just beautiful JM!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Ooo ahhh more flamingos.

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely birds.

You must show the Flamingo of the Tagus also. They are gorgeous. MB