Flamencos en Namibia - Flamingos in Namibia

by R Kuerbovich February. 12, 2021 355 views
Flamencos y leones marinos, motor turístico de Walvis Bay - Flamingos and sea lions, the touristic drive of Walvis Bay

Flamencos y leones marinos, motor turístico de Walvis Bay - Flamingos and sea lions, the touristic drive of Walvis Bay

A menos que uno se dedique a la pesca comercial, la ciudad de Walvis Bay no tiene mucho que ofrecer. Salvo si eres un flamenco. Entonces sabrás que en la Bahía de Walvis hay cangrejitos y pequeños moluscos a hartar, además de una relativa protección contra los depredadores. Eso hace que sea uno de los lugares con mayor concentración de flamencos en el mundo, unos 30,000. Un gran fiesta flamenca.

Ruta de migración de flamencos en África Austral // Flamingos migration route in Southern Africa

Ruta de migración de flamencos en África Austral // Flamingos migration route in Southern Africa

If you're not into commercial fishing, the town of Walvis Bay doesn't have much to offer. Unless you're a flamingo. Then you'll know that Walvis Bay has crabs and small molluscs to be had, as well as relative protection from predators. That makes it one of the places with the highest concentration of flamingos in the world, some 30,000. A big flamingo party.

Walvis Bay es una ciudad industrial y pesquera; a los flamencos eso les trae sin cuidado // Walvis Bay is an industrial and fishing town; flamingos don't care about that.

Walvis Bay es una ciudad industrial y pesquera; a los flamencos eso les trae sin cuidado // Walvis Bay is an industrial and fishing town; flamingos don't care about that.

Mantened la formación!! // Hold the line!!

Mantened la formación!! // Hold the line!!

En Walvis Bay no solo los flamencos son rosa, también las aguas // In Walvis Bay not only the flamingos are pink, but the waters too

En Walvis Bay no solo los flamencos son rosa, también las aguas // In Walvis Bay not only the flamingos are pink, but the waters too

Modo "rasca y gana"! // Scratch & win time!

Modo "rasca y gana"! // Scratch & win time!

Esos ojos rojos son inquietantes... // Haunting red eyes...

Esos ojos rojos son inquietantes... // Haunting red eyes...

Para más información sobre Walvis Bay y sus flamencos // For more information on Walvis Bay and flamingos:

  • https://www.namibweb.com/flamingoes.htm
  • https://www.flamingoatlas.org/downloads/FSG18.pdf
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312938862_Flight_navigation_dispersal_and_migratory_behavior
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Mike Dickinson 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Yako gallery yemifananidzo inonakidza kwazvo, Zvakanaka kuona uye kudzidza nezve dzimwe nyika. Ndinokutendai nenyeredzi dzenyu kumifananidzo Yangu. Ini ndakakwanisa kuwana dudziro yemutauro wako uye ndikawana yako mhinduro inonakidza kwazvo. Ndatenda nekugovana, Mike

Your gallery of photos are most interesting, It is nice to see and learn about other countries. Thank you for your Stars to My images. I was able t find a translation of your language and found your commentary so interesting. Thank you for sharing, Mike

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R Kuerbovich Replied to Mike Dickinson 3 months, 1 week ago

Hi Mike! thanks for your comment and glad you like my blog. So do you speak Shona?

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Mike Dickinson Replied to R Kuerbovich 3 months, 1 week ago

Hi there, no, I do not speak Shona, however, I do try to make contributors welcome and admire their work by finding out what their language is and sending them a reply or a new message in their language. I do this simply by asking Google for a translation and then I use their application for English to whatever the language is so I can reply. I'm sure there are many great photographers out there who do not speak English but are appreciated by English speaking viewers. I think we English can sometimes be too expectant of others to automatically speak or understand the English Language.  This is my way of making whoever's Photography I admire and whatever their language, to feel welcome and appreciated.

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R Kuerbovich Replied to Mike Dickinson 3 months, 1 week ago

Thanks, interesting reflexions, thanks for sharing! But Shona is not my language, although i lived in Zimbabwe for some time (where, by the way, also speak Ndebele, Ronga and Shangaan, among other languages). I will let you guessing my mother tongue... grinning

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Leon Linder 4 months ago

Sometimes you just have to say WOW!

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Antonio Gil 4 months ago

This one brings me back very good memories. Namibia is a wonderful country. Love the pictures

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R Kuerbovich Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months ago

Thanks for your comment my friend

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Francesc 4 months ago

Fantásticas imágenes, preciosos colores. Feliz día

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R Kuerbovich Replied to Francesc 4 months ago

Gracias Francesc, feliz día a tí tambien

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Craig Casterline 4 months ago

Great photos. I especially like #5 for the unusual tones and #7 for the perspective. Thanks also for the education.

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R Kuerbovich Replied to Craig Casterline 4 months ago

Thanks for your comment Craig! #5 actually is far from being as good as the real thing, the colos of these waters (dunno the reason) were soemthing unbelievable, to the point it seemed unnatural. I should try to work the picture, but I am not good with photo editing...

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