Lake Magadi is Kenya’s southernmost lake and was not always a saline, alkaline lake. Thousands of years ago it was home to many freshwater fish species before tectonic movements changed it into a saline, alkaline lake which is now home to many flamingos and pelicans. This picture was taken out of a helicopter. As the colours and the shape of the saline pans change with the seasons, this picture will never be captured again in the same way. While photographing the amazing colours and shapes of the salt pans, I saw a small group of flamingos flying over one of the red parts of the lake. By approaching the birds on a high altitude, the helicopter was not bothering the birds at all. With the help of a 70-200mm lens, I could capture the moment where the birds flew low level over the red salt pans.
Printed on Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 5
120 x 80 cms
Photographer Andreas Knausenberger