Taken at Celestun in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula these flamingos are feeding in amazing numbers in a tidal estuary flanked by mangrove forests… tho there used to be even more until some recent hurricanes dispersed some of the breeding groups to elsewhere… more details here

Taken with a compact camera as I was not confident in taking my new dslr afloat on a boat trip yet! Pity tho – an opportunity well and truly missed!

And here is a shot of a mangrove pool in the nearby forest


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  • JKKimball
    JKKimballalmost 6 years ago

    wow Maggie! what a beautiful capture!

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 6 years ago

    thanks jk – it was a stunning sight indeed but peskily hard to capture – they are busy birds – always ducking and diving their heads under and wading about …lol!

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 6 years ago

    wow~ incredible capture i’ve never seen so many!!! gorgeous!

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 6 years ago

    Oh, my! This is absolutely wonderful, all those beautiful flamingos. A stunning capture, Maggie. Agnes xx

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful capture!!

  • loiteke
    loitekealmost 6 years ago

    Great capture

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...almost 6 years ago

    I was gonna say, This is not Peebles, surely!!! LOL.
    Great capture Maggie.

  • teehee not peebles richard – thanks shipmate!

    – dinghysailor1

  • Michael Oubridge
    Michael Oubridgealmost 6 years ago

    Great capture considering it is done on a compact :)

  • lol thanks michael and I’m still kicking myself for not taking the new camera.. teehee… ;))))

    – dinghysailor1

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful ding! the pink is sooooooooo pink?!?!?! :>)

  • Stephanie Hillson
    Stephanie Hillsonalmost 6 years ago

    amazing :)

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