Friday, October 4, 2013

Flamingo Parts

This group of flamingos is at the entrance to the San Diego Zoo - the first animals you see after entering.  There have been a group of flamingos at the entrance since the museum opened almost a hundred years ago.  I spent a fair amount of time photographing them because their shapes are so interesting.  I love this shot because the three necks in the foreground are almost mirror images of each other.  I was curious why the flamingos stay there, and I asked one of the park people if they stayed because they are social and want to remain in the group, or because their wings were clipped.  The answer is that some of the primary feathers are clipped.  They're not taking any chances.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love their coloring! bsk