I think this video is my favourite from the series so far. The pale pink background and the flamingo subject are probably two of the best reasons why. I know, I know, flamingos are everywhere at the moment, but it doesn't change the fact that they are quite extraordinary.
When I traveled to Chile a few years ago, I hiked the mountains and peaks around the Atacama desert and saw colonies of flamingos there, grouped around beautiful turquoise lakes. It was quite incredible, and that is probably where my love for flamingos comes from! Obviously, I'm also smitten with their incongruous shape and beautiful colour.
But do you know where their reddish plumage comes from? You'll be surprised to know (or not) that it comes from what they eat! The little molluscs and shrimps they ingest are full of beta-carotene, which gives the flamingos their bright colour. Obviously, they eat A LOT of it (so it's fine, you can go on drinking your orange-carrot-ginger juice without the fear of turning tangerine in the morning). But you ever come across a paler pink flamingo or even a white one, it probably means the little thing is malnourished. So go on, give the beast a ton of baby shrimps!
Anyway, I really hope you enjoy the little video,