17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunset and Flamingos

This is Pulicat Lake, which is the second largest lagoon in India. Every year thousands of flamingos visit this place. I spent eight hours photographing these birds at this place, and this was the image I made when the sun was setting. I spent almost six hours shooting these birds sitting in the water with my camera on an icebox to get low angle perspective and the sun reflecting off the water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Chennai, India
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Rakesh Baro
Photo of the Day: 09.23.19
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