Pingoes in the Camargue

Seeing wild flamingoes for the first time, in the south of France.

Ever since I was little, I’ve been calling flamingoes “pingoes”. I don’t even know why; probably a childhood thing of muddling up the name with their colour. Anyway, it was amazing to see wild ones for the first time in the lagoons in the Camargue region of southern France recently; the photos aren’t great, but the memory makes up for it.

12th May 2012

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