Flamingo Chicks, Mexico
When chicks are a few weeks old, parents leave them in a crèche and go in search of food, taking turns coming back day and night to feed them. Though watched by a few adults, the young are vulnerable to predators such as dogs and jaguars. Photograph by Klaus Nigge,
Berry Blush ☮ discovered by Prim Grace on We Heart It
Pink Flamingos. Are actually white...the coloring of the feathers is a result of the food the flamingo eats. The majority of their diet consists of small shrimp-like crustaceans that contain a chemical called beta-carotene that colors the feathers.