Flamingos prefer their habitats “just so”, and the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico ticks all the boxes, as revealed by Claudio Contreras Koob’s delightful photographs
16 March 2022
Photographer Claudio Contreras Koob
THESE dazzling photos showcase one of the world’s most distinctive birds: the flamingo. Taken by biologist and photographer Claudio Contreras Koob, the images are a selection from his new photography book, Flamingo, which captures the lives of colonies in the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico.
An aerial view of Yucatán’s flamingos is shown in the final photo. The Ría Lagartos delta, located at the northern edge of the peninsula, and the Celestun estuary, which is a few hundred kilometres to the west, provide wetlands that are an ideal habitat for these wading birds. Shallow waters make these estuaries excellent for nesting and …