Underwater camera reveals the hidden world of feeding flamingos
Filming underwater can reveal so much about the world hidden there. What’s more, it can even show us more about animals that don’t live under the water surface. The San Diego Zoo decided to share what it looks like when flamingos eat. They simply placed an underwater camera into their pond and revealed what it looks like when these wonderful birds are dining.
The San Diego Zoo explains on its website that flamingo’s recognizable color comes from carotenoid pigments in the algae and small crustaceans that they eat.
“Flamingos feed by sucking water and mud in at the front of the bill and then pumping it out again at the sides. Here, briny plates called lamellae act like tiny filters, trapping shrimp and other small water creatures for the flamingo to eat.”
I found this video really fun when I first saw it, and I just had to share it with a friend of mine. We have an inside joke of sharing everything flamingo-related with each other, and we both agreed that this video is cute, kinda creepy, and absolutely mesmerizing. So I thought it could also be fun for others to see, and I hope you’ll enjoy it like the two of us did.
Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.