Desert flamingo

Desert flamingo

Paola Jara , July 2011

An altiplanic salt lagoon called Chaxa in Chile's Atacama Desert. It has unique fauna, such as this flamingo, whose colour is due to its diet - little animals (plankton) that live in the lagoon. The more intense and pink its colour, the healthier it is. I was visiting different altiplanic lagoons of my hometown before coming to Australia.