JWG (jwg) wrote,

Pink on the Lake Magadi

Lake Magadi is at the bottom of the Ngorongoro Crater. As was true for several other lakes there were lots of flamingos. Some are pink and some are white. I believe that the pink ones derive most of their color from what they eat - just as people can turn yellowish orange if they heat huge amounts of carrots. Here we see a bunch of them on the near side of the lake. Also you can see a jackal and a hyena considering the possibilities of lunch. And across the lake is another bunch of flamingos.

Our room in the lodge overlooked the crater. Two mornings later while I was showering rsc said come quick and look - and dripping wet I did. The crater was quite fogged over but the rising sun peeked through and there was another source of pink.

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