Beautiful new photos of flamingos thriving in Mexico’s wetlands

Flamingos prefer their habitats “just so”, and the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico ticks all the boxes, as revealed by Claudio Contreras Koob’s delightful photographs

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16 March 2022

Claudio Contreras

Photographer Claudio Contreras Koob

THESE dazzling photos showcase one of the world’s most distinctive birds: the flamingo. Taken by biologist and photographer Claudio Contreras Koob, the images are a selection from his new photography book, Flamingo, which captures the lives of colonies in the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico.

Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) walking, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, August

Claudio Contreras

An aerial view of Yucatán’s flamingos is shown in the final photo. The Ría Lagartos delta, located at the northern edge of the peninsula, and the Celestun estuary, which is a few hundred kilometres to the west, provide wetlands that are an ideal habitat for these wading birds. Shallow waters make these estuaries excellent for nesting and …

Reference-www.newscientist.com

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