21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Flamingo in the Mangroves

This wild American Flamingo was a rare view in the Florida Keys, so when I got word that there was a sighting I hopped in the car and headed South to find this pink treasure. After a little searching and slow driving, sure enough, we found our target and this Flamingo was in plain sight, glowing against the mangroves. I took as many photos as I could since I'll never know when I'll see one again. It was very exciting to see.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Little Torch Key, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Bonnie Masdeu