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Personal study project on the behavior, aesthetics and color of the Greater Flamingo of Camargue.
In Camargue, in the Rhône delta in France, the Greater Flamingo is present all year round. I went exploring in winter 2019-2020 this wetland area bordering the Mediterranean Sea to observe the behavior of this great wading bird, its aesthetics, its courtship displays and to document its relationship with the environment and the men living here. In winter, Flamingos gather in a large colony in order to make their displays and find a partner. It is the best season to observe them up close. It is also at this time of year that they are the most beautiful with a pronounced pink plumage. I went to several places in Camargue, but the best location for observation remains the Ornithological Park of Pont de Gau. Gathered in large groups in the marshes, the birds provoke a painting of colors and patterns fascinating to observe.
Pink, red and white. Poetic impressions on the Greater Flamingo of Camargue
Movements of a colony of Greater Flamingos illustrated through rhythm and repetition
Cacophony of the pink legs
Chattering of a large group of Flamingos in Camargue, France
My posts about Greater flamingos
Camargue and Flamingos as subjects of work and gateway to the future.
First day on the trail of the Greater Flamingo of Camargue.
Discovery of Greater Flamingos up close at the Pont de Gau ornithological park.
A dive through my eyes in the Camargue environment of the end of Autumn.
Observation of a flamingo colony doing courtship displays in Camargue.
Beginning of winter in Camargue. The weather is getting colder and Greater Flamingos start their courtship displays.
Observation at the end of the day in Camargue of flamingos’ flights and behavior.
What is Camargue? How have history and human exploitation shaped this deltaic plain? And what are the current challenges for the natural environment?
Early January, I note the increase in belligerent behavior between Greater Flamingos and wonder about their mimicry.