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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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-12-09 8:27
Amazing birds. Wonderful flamingos. Excellent scene. Fine dynamic shot. Interesting background. Fine brightness and colours.
claudeD (34130) 2010-12-09 8:35
I like this picture very much with all this birds starting from the water.The animals sitting on the water in the background are creating a good contrast to the forground.Very well seen and done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
sekl (2063) 2010-12-09 9:33
There is really good rhythm between the birds on the background and forground. I like Africa immensely.
Thank you for sharing.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2010-12-09 11:05
Lovely capture ... thay almost seems to be running on water. The ones busy in the foreground are quite a contrast to the calmness of the background.
With Greetings from India
bebbetto (12) 2010-12-09 13:11
Hello Ann. WOnderful photograph. Beautiful wilderness document
tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-12-09 20:03
A nice capture. The Synchronous flight is very appealing.Nicely timed and captured.
Have a nice time
SnapRJW (31617) 2010-12-10 6:50
Hi Ann - Love the flamingo action shot, the water is particularly good. The neat line of pink behind the active birds adds to the image. I find the framing a little tight in the foreground otherwise well captured. Best wishes Rosemary
saxo042 (37594) 2010-12-10 8:08
An interesting note and a very good capture of all these birds. A very strong diagonal movement of the closer birds taking off and a fine line along the upper fram of all birds in the water.
mvdisco (17780) 2010-12-11 16:21
Wanderful caught of view and actions shot of these beautiful group of flamingo,
Nice détails and well taken picture.
good colors and light,
very well done.