Lake Nakuru - Flamingos & Friends
The lesser flamingo flourishes at one particular lake tucked away in the middle of Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya, Africa. Along the edges of the soda (sodium carbonate) lake are blooms of blue-green algae, their primary food source. It is the photosynthetic pigments or carotinoids in the algae that give these graceful birds their pink color. This colorful issue explores the dynamic relationship between flora and fauna in this unique environment.