Greater Flamingoes, whose proper name is Phoenicopterus rosues, fly high in the sky above the Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue in the Plaine de la Camargue along the Bouches du Rhone, in Provence, France. These flamingoes are flying in formation, and they often travel in this manner.
This breed of flamingo are actually the most widespread of all flamingo species. They are found in many parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, and southern Europe, including France.
This species of flamingo is the largest of all the others, and it can grow to 150 cm tall and weigh 4 kg. As can be seen in the photograph, flamingoes are a pink colour, although some of them can be mostly white, but pink is what distinguishes them from many other birds.
Flamingoes are a majestic bird, as they stand so straight and tall and are so unique in our world that there is really nothing like them anywhere else. They are a social bird as they like to travel together and hang around in groups together on the land. They can be quite friendly until they are annoyed and then it's best to stay away from them.
Flying Greater Flamingoes, Phoenicopterus roseus, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Plaine de la Camargue, Camargue, Les Bouches du Rhone, Provence, France, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 360mm.
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