Bronze 2021 / Nature / Aerial

Lake Rudolf Sprinkle

  • Photographer
    Thomas Vijayan
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Nature/Aerial

During the rainy season, the beautiful flamingos adorn the Rift Valley with their long-legs, long-neck, black beak, and pink feathery coats. It is indeed feasting to our eyes, we will feel like we are at a beauty pageant of flamingos. Something different about these birds is their feeding style, they feed with their head upside down. The lower beak is fixed, and the top one is able to move which is the opposite of most birds. The beak also has a filtration system that allows them to strain the food from the sand, under the water.I was fortunate enough to spend some quality time clicking pics.

My name is Thomas Vijayan, I am basically an Architect hailing from Kerala, India also known as God’s Own Country, was brought up in Bangalore and later moved to Canada, where I am now settled with my family. I have travelled all round the world for photography which is my passion but not my profession. The big cats have always been my favorite. To me there is nothing called "perfection" in any photography, every click to me is an experience and the more I click I feel I have learned something new from it, and I give more importance to quality pictures than quantity. I love nature and I can