Description Flamingo.......Flamingos filter-feed on brine shrimp. Their oddly-shaped beaks are specially adapted to separate mud and silt from the food they eat, and are uniquely used upside-down. The filtering of food items is assisted by hairy structures called lamellae which line the mandibles, and the large rough-surfaced tongue. The flamingo's characteristic pink colouring is caused by the Beta carotene in their diet. Flamingos frequently stand on one leg. The reason for this behavior is not fully known. One common theory is that tucking one leg beneath the body may conserve body heat, but this has not been proven.It is often suggested that this is done in part to keep the legs from getting wet, in addition to conserving energy. As well as standing in the water, flamingos may stamp their webbed feet in the mud to stir up food from the bottom.
Jon Morgan, Cambridgshire Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Welcome to my Natural World of Photography!
Nature photographer and wildlife artist, jdmphotography has been photographing nature with the goal of increasing public awareness of endangered animals and habitats.
Please take the time to view some of my landscape and wildlife photographs in the gallery.
Digital SLR cameras are used.
located in Cambridgeshire England and living close to a Country park/woodland area therefore, given me ample opportunities to pursue nature photography.
I now have hundreds of nature and wildlife images that are available for sale so if you are a fan of my work or just like a pleasing picture, a variety of landscape photographs & wildlife photographs are available.
Please take some time and look around the gallery as my images are updated regularly.
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