Flamingo Gossip

The Greater Flamingo

(aka Phoenicopterus Roseus)

Huge numbers of these large birds (and also some smaller varieties) were feeding across the road from our hotel in Walvis Bay, West Namibia. They displayed feeding behaviour I had not seen before: they constantly shuffle their feet to stir up whatever they feed on, on the sea floor.

This image is also a neat nature story: the three birds seem to be gossiping about #4 who is preoccupied with catching breakfast.

Although this “nature story” is purely a projection of our human interpretation, it is neat to see how much this can nevertheless help an image. It is a powerful “Ingredient.”