I (heart) this scene:
Click for a close up.
San Diego zoo
A flock of that is definitely” tropic cool“,with all that pretty pink. I love it.
But when D set up to shoot, there’s a Mommy flamingo right in the center who started feeding her baby.Baby dosen’t have his/her flying colors yet,much drabber than Mommy and its elders.
I checked it on wiki,and yes,those pinky shades that make the flamingo so pretty do come from their diet.It comes from what is called “carotenoid proteins“,that are found in nature by eating brine shrimp plankton and blue-green algae.Because nature never does something half-way,their beaks are designed like a sieve,to sift the mud from the goodies that they eat.
I enjoyed the San Diego zoo,which I recommend for anyone visiting SD,adults or children.I will leave you with the link:
Happy weekend ! I will be moving on to some pics of “elsewhere” next week.