Thursday, May 29, 2014

Clouds over Lake Nakuru

I made these photos during a trip at the Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake is famous for the numerous Lesser Flamingos on the shoreline and for a high number of wild animals. The water is alkaline and contains a high number of cyanobacteria and algae which are the food of the flamingos. The ecosystem is endangered by the withdrawal of water from rivers to the lake, pollution, the introduction of tilapia fishes (they consume the algae) and too much tourism. There were many dedicated people and hopeful they are successful to manage the future of this unique place.

Shoreline of the lake nakuru
The shoreline of lake Nakuru, the white crusts are salt.

lake nakuru panoramic view

flamingos on the shoreline of the lake naukuru
The flamingos.

The shoreline of lake nakuru with buffaloes
Buffalo on the shore.
Shared with Skywatch Friday.

17 comments:

  1. What an incredible sight. I hope it can be savd for future generations of birds, animals and humans.

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  2. Lovely shots - this is one place that is in my bucket list to visit.

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  3. Wow, awesome sight to see all the Flamingos.. Wonderful photos. Have a happy weekend!

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  4. Pretty flamingo paradise! Wonderful photos!

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  5. I have never seen that many flamingos nor buffalo roaming on the beach. You made my day. Thank you.
    JM, Illinois, U.S.A.

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  6. Beautiful sky and great captures of the birds and buffalo.

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  7. Wonderful flamingos. Beautiful place!

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  8. Fantastic lake. The flamingos are awesome.
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  9. Wonderful shots of the flamingos and lake. It is so sad that natural wonders are being despoiled be human intervention.

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  10. How pretty the flamingos look in this beautiful world.

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  11. Great skies, but the sight of so many flamingos is breathtakeing!

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  12. Wow! That flamingo shot is a classic

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  13. Beautiful shots. So many flamingos in one place.

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  14. Gorgeous photography for SWF ~ Impressive flamingos ~ Thanks for stopping by ~ Happy Weekend ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A CreativeHarbor)

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