Photo of the Week – Flamboyance of Flamingos

American Flamingo
American Flamingos
Phoenicopterus ruber, Phoenicopteriformes
Ria Celestún, Yucatán, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 21, 2014

Here we see a group or flamboyance of flamingos in alert posture in reaction to our boat. If you look closely you can make out the less vividly colored immatures. It takes up to five years for these birds to develop the bright pink plumage of the adults.

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