21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Flamingos in Chile

There are six species of flamingos in the world. Three species are found in Chile. The species photographed is the Parina Grande Flamingo, in the Atacama Salar, 55 km from the city of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. The Flamingo feeds on phytoplankton and its beak has internal structures to filter the food that grows and lives among the clay of the lagoons.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Camera: Canon EOS R6m2
Copyright: © Andre Luiz Frota