The Greater Flamingo

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Pont de Gau is a 60 hectares sanctuary set in Camargue, south of , where a breeding colony of several thousands of these flamingos remain year round, among which about 200 hundred individuals have rings. Close to the american version, it is the largest. They have a very long lifespan easily reaching over 60 years old in captivity. Graphic and gracious!

– Phoenicopteridae – Phoenicopteriformes

Phoenicopterus roseus

Strange bird… a mix of elegance and beauty out of this world although the beak is weird, as an incongruity of nature but finally quite appropriate as we observe them feed!

Phoenicopterus roseus

Geometry or… military salute!

Phoenicopterus roseus

Phoenicopterus roseus

Phoenicopterus roseus

Are they aware of their beauty? Preening is vital… and it reveals the details and delicate colors of the plumage:

Phoenicopterus roseus

Phoenicopterus roseus

Softness:

Phoenicopterus roseus

Mohican?!

Phoenicopterus roseus

Phoenicopterus roseus

Chocolate mud!

Phoenicopterus roseus

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka

Passionate about Nature and photography but mostly animals and birds. I live in France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years and in the U.S. for 3 years and with Australia in mind for the future. With my husband, I created and managed a Bird Park in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: NIKON lenses: 300 mm F/4, 80/400 mm, 500 mm, 200/500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E,

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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Susan Lee

I found all the photos fascinatingly interesting. Thank you for your photo-journal!