Africa’s beauty is deeply layered and quite simply unfathomable. An inexplicable number of nuanced landscapes and moments burst forth across the continent, every moment of every day. I am still continuously bowled over by her beauty and this certainly was the case when I recently took the skies in a helicopter, to photograph the flamingoes in Kenya’s south rift valley. Nothing could have prepared me for the avian spectacle that I would witness, as Africa showed me her blushing face. I also cannot help but to share this experience with other photographers, and so I have designed a very special safari itinerary to photograph this pink Africa.
Flamingoes in Outer Space - Tanzania's Lake Natron is other-worldly. Here flamingoes fly over islands of salt in a lake that is a caustic soup of volcanic minerals.
Flamingo Frenzy - Taking this photograph, my entire frame quickly filled with flamingoes, too many to count and too many to compose. All I recall is seeing a dazzle of pink chaos (Lake Magadi, Kenya).
A Flamboyant Procession - The pink procession's plumage, juxtaposed by the dark water of a volcanic lake in Kenya, creates an electrifying scene and this photograph is the result.
Flamingo Take-Off - In a mesmerising display of pink poetry, each flamingo takes to the skies (Lake Magadi, Kenya).
Flamingo Trails - A flock of flamingo run through shallow water, leaving trails in the volcanic mud (Lake Magadi, Kenya).
Patterns of Pink - As each pink dot skims the lake surface, its dangling legs leave a flamingo trail in the dark salt-rich water. Patterns of pink radiate out as an avian spectacle of epic proportions becomes airborne (Lake Magadi, Kenya).
Flamingo Flurry - Hovering high in the sky, the flamingoes resemble avian crosses, filling my frame and reminding me that there is a God (Lake Magadi, Kenya).