Photo of the Day

September 10, 2016

Flying Color

Greater flamingos lend texture and subtle color to the shallows of Walvis Bay in Namibia. The birds live and feed in flocks: In a group, individuals are protected from predators while they bury their bills in mud and water when feeding. They owe their pink hue to the shrimplike crustaceans they favor. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Alessandra Meniconzi, National Geographic Your Shot

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