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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A lagoon at the Dragon Hill Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

During dry season in Galapagos, water in lagoons becomes very salty creating a suitable habitat for a small shrimp Artemia salina. American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) feed on these shrimps. Dragon Hill trail runs through three different environments.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
Camera: NIKON D300
Copyright: © Marina Krasnovid