Lesser Flamingos – San Diego Wild Animal Park

Lesser Flamingos from the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Did you know the pink and reddish color in their feathers comes from the carotenoid pigments in the algae and crustaceans they eat? I didn't know that until I read it on a little board posted in front of the Lesser Flamingo exhibit. Now I do. And now you do too. It's kind of freaky how red their eyes are. Almost looks like they could have built in lasers. 

This photo was part of my lens review of the Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II. You can check it out here: Canon 70-200mm f2.8 USM IS II Lens Review. 


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