Photographer Captures Amazing Aerial Pictures of FlamingosAdd to Lightbox Download
Pretty in Pink
Photographer and guide Paul Goldstein has spent thirty years showing people the Rift Valley in Kenya from ground level, for want of a change he has taken to the skies.
The Wimbledon-based guide for Exodus Travels says: “Lake Magadi in Kenya is one of the less fabled Rift Lakes lacking the box office of Bogoria or Nakuru, but it is just as rewarding. Greater and Lesser flamingos flourish in these alkaline rich soda lakes and only a few miles of game-rich valley floor separates Magadi from the Northern tip of Lake Natron.
“Ever since I saw Denys Finch Hatton fly across these lakes in Out of Africa, I have been mesmerised by the vast shimmering flocks of these birds, aware how parlous their existence is. Too much rain destroys the alkaline content of the soda lakes and can irrevocably alter their diet and breeding patterns.
“A sunrise flight is both dramatic and literally uplifting as the long shadows from the early sun gild the pink and red birds. However, it is late afternoon when the Lake really excels, as the wind meticulously sculpts the soda patterns into intricate and indeed beautiful patterns.
“On this day there were plenty on show and the bird's eye view down a long lens was utterly captivating.”
Paul has run fifteen marathons in a tiger suit for charity. This year (2020) he will run the London marathon AND run the Mount Everest marathon wearing the tiger suit for the ‘Worth More Alive X’ tiger preservation charity.
Where: Rift Valley, Kenya
When: 21 Jan 2020
Credit: Paul Goldstein/Cover Images
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