Friday, November 10, 2006

Lagunas y Flamencos

Lagunas (heavily mineralled lakes) punctuate the desert like precious stones with snow white salt beaches. The Lagunas provide sanctuary for sea birds and flamingos marooned long ago by retreating seas. Now where desert was sea these birds cling precariously to life, scooping the brine shrimp that colours their plumes from sulphorous waters and warming themselves in anticipatin of freezing to the water of night (luckily they ahve no predators!). Check out Em at the Laguna Verde (sorry our Flamingo pics were not great!)

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