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A hidden gem off of Route 66.
Falling Water
Butterfly
The Odessites-4.
The final lap
Falling leaves.  Falling water.
Close-up of a Green Iguana sitting in a Floridian garden
African Dinner
Solar Eclipse 2017 Composite
Chavez
American Cushion
Red Flamingo at Lover's Key Beach, Florida
Morning has broken.
Black sand
The Race
Lady at the vendor
RAVISHING LIGHTS
Baseball
The outsider - lonely Red Flamingo among seagulls at Florida Beach
We are watching you
Singapore River Night
cage
Lonely Red Flamingo watching a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico
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Red Flamingo at Lover's Key Beach, Florida

The picture is showing a red flamingo standing at an empty beach at Lover’s Key in Florida watching the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico. This was quite an exceptional sight. Even though flamingos are a famous theme on Florida souvenirs and postcards, these birds do actually not live in this state. Usually these animals are no mavericks, but spend their life as part of a huge flock.This flamingo obviously was lost during his travels. Nevertheless he seemed very calm and at peace with himself. He was very trusting and we enjoyed each others company for several hours.

TAGS: Florida

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Kronberg, Germany
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© Claudia Henze.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2016
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSC-RX100
Focal Length: 37.1mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO125
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