Considering their appearance, flamingos are surprisingly fluid swimmers, but really thrive on the extensive mud flats where they breed and feed. Their bent bills allow them to feed on small organisms, plankton, tiny fish, fly larvae. In muddy flats or shallow water, they use their long legs and webbed feet to stir up the bottom. You can see in this picture the beautiful contrast between the bottom of the ria and the pinky color of the birds. Image taken in Celestun, Mexico.
Saturation, colór adjustment, levels, contrast
Nikon D4 + 70-200mm f2.8 lens; 1/1000 sec at f4.5; ISO 640.