Blue-green algae and brine shrimp form a major part of the Greater Flamingo's (Phoenicopterus roseus) diet and are rich in carotenoids. These carotenoids are broken down into pigments which give the pink coloration to the feathers, bill and legs of the flamingo. Obviously, these guys are working off a different colour wheel than the rest of us.
Lake Masek, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 450. f9.5 @ 1/1000 Sec.
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