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You won't see this again?

By Karuma1970
Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift valley was one of the natural wonders of the world. Viewed from the heights the lake had a pink ring around it. There were hundreds of thousands of flamingos feeding in its shallows. Although all the Rift Valley Lakes have always risen and fallen from year to year the downpours eight years ago caused the levels to rise so much that the flamingos could no longer feed there and they disappeared. There were hopes earlier this year that some birds were returning but once again flooding has hit the lakes including, this time, Baringo and Bogoria.

Tags: Birds Kenya Flamingos Flooding Wildlife and nature Rift valley

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dales Plus
6 13 Australia
17 Dec 2020 11:23AM
Stunning image would be such an amazing sight to be presented with !
IamDora 1 6 Canada
17 Dec 2020 12:44PM
What is it about flamingos always turning their backs to you. I chases a band of them from one side of the lake to the other in Argentina and they were always going in the opposite direction. A massive number of them here!
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
17 Dec 2020 2:35PM
Climate change......worrying
17 Dec 2020 4:51PM

Quote:Climate change......worrying

I think it has to be. Overpopulation and encroachment doesn't help either.
17 Dec 2020 5:12PM
Wonderful image. Glad you got an image to share with us. Hope they found somewhere else to feed! Debs
Mike_Smith Plus
14 894 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2020 5:50PM
Stunning capture, would love to have seen this with my own eyes
gconant Plus
11 32 1 United States
18 Dec 2020 10:13PM
A remarkable image of these beautiful birds Mike !!
Climate change is a impacting everything !!

Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2020 9:34PM
Spectacular... Good work !!
Isabel GrinGrin
4 Jan 2021 1:38AM
Another winner Mike ...the pink reflection is the icing on the cake for me ...
Cheers Walt
GwB Plus
1 98 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2021 1:42PM
Good shot of these fascinating bird, watched a program on bbc about them last night.

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