November 11, 2014

Flamingos in Tanzania

Photograph by Johansen Krause, National Geographic

As many as three million lesser flamingos (Phoenicopterus minor) live on the soda lakes scattered the length of Africa's Great Rift Valley. Lake Natron in Tanzania, pictured here, is one of the few sites in Africa where the birds regularly lay eggs. The lake's unbearable heat, undrinkable water, and unwalkable mudflats offer safety from most predators.

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