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Lake Naivasha is a large freshwater lake in the Rift Valley. The area is famous for its flower growing industry. However, this led to so much water extraction that the water levels fell and a smaller lake separated off in 1979 - called Lake Oloidien. Gradually, it became more saline until a critical point was reached in 2006 when it was able to support a bacteria called Spirulina. This is is the main food of the Lesser Flamingos. Consequently, hundreds of thousands of flamingos flocked to the lake over the next few years. Although smaller than the famous soda lakes such as Nakuru, it is delightful with pink 'strings' of flamingos everywhere. They have to share the lake with large herds of hippo. During the day when the hippo are usually in the water it is reasonably safe to walk beside the lake. We did so with a guide and then had a bush breakfast on the beach - pure magic!

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 0 N: 3661] (18163)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-10-20
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-12-09 8:12
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