Flamingos! – A Quick Post, Bolivian Countryside
After the mind-bending first day of the salf flats tour, we headed into the Chuguana desert and volcanos lands – some active, some not so much. Bismar, our guide, told us in the morning that every hour the scenery would look completely different and he wasn’t kidding! There were times it was like driving on another planet…multiple different ones…and different than the one the salt flats was on.
The highlight for me was seeing flamingos in the wild! Big flocks of pinkness all over. They live in the high altitude lagoons and the algae in the lagoons are what turns their otherwise white feathers pink! I believe these were James’s flamingos, but don’t 100% hold me to that (there are actually six types of flamingos!).
Ever wonder about how flamingos eat or how their beaks work? I know you didn’t but here’s a video now that you are thinking about it. We were surprised by how teeny-tiny their top beaks are!