A flamboyance of flamingos greeted us as we entered the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday. A “flamboyance” is what a group of flamingos is called. And, indeed, they are quite flamboyant. We’re so used to the tacky pink plastic lawn variety that to see them in the flesh (in the feather?) is quite startling and their brilliant feathers and elegant stature make quite a statement. This Chilean Flamingo is related to the American Flamingo but its coloration is slightly different, a bit paler and the joints on its legs are pink.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 300mm PF

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