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Pink Flamingos and crystalline formations on lake Magadi, Kenya (1°52’ S, 36°17’ E).Flamingos on Lake Nakuru, Kenya (0°19’ S, 36°06’ E)."The tree of life ", Tsavo-East National Park, Kenya (3°36’ S, 39°02’ E).
Crystalline formations on lake Magadi, Kenya (1°53’ S, 36°14’ E).Bird flying over the algae of Lake Turkana, Kenya (3°59’ N, 35°55’ E).The dried-up Lake Amboseli, Masai cows, Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya (2°37’ S, 37°08’ E).
Tea picking, Kericho region, Kenya (0°23’ S, 35°16’ E).Greater flamingos on the edge of lake Logipi, Suguta Valley, Kenya (2°15’ N, 36°33’ E). White corn storage on the edge of Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (1°30’ S, 35°10’ E).
Storm over the Loita Hills, Kenya (1°50’ N, 35°80’ E).Dried up Athi River, Tsavo National park, Kenya (2°59’ S, 38°31’ E).Mida Creek, south of Malindi, Kenya (3°15’ S, 40°10’ E).
Elephants in the Meru National Park, Kenya (0°05’ N, 38°12’ E). Hippopotami in Lake Naivasha, Kenya (1°00’ N, 38°00’ E).Suguta Valley, Turkana, South of Lake Logipi, Kenya (2°25’ N, 36°42’ E).
Maasai cow pen near Kichwa Tembo camp, Kenya(1°13’ S, 35°00’ E).Slum in Nairobi, Kenya (1°19’ S, 36°48’ E).Boats on the banks of Lake Victoria, Kenya (0°09’ S, 4°37’ E).
Giraffes, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (1°15’ S, 35°15’ E). Crystalline formation on lake Magadi, Kenya (1°52’ S, 36°17’ E). Market near the national reserve of Masai Mara, Kenya (1°14’ S, 34°48’ E).
Masai village enclosure south of Narok, Rift Valley, Kenya (1°05’ S, 35°52’ E).Sugar mill, Kenya (1°00’ N, 38°00’ E).Tea picking, Kericho region, Kenya (0°29’ S, 35°14’ E).
Fishing village on a island of Lake Victoria, Kenya (0°27’ S, 33°56’ E).Rendille enclosure between Lake Turkana and Marsabit, Kenya (2°20’ N, 37°10’ E).Tea picking, Kericho region, Kenya (0°20’ S, 35°15’ E).

Flamingos on Lake Nakuru, Kenya (0°19’ S, 36°06’ E).

Lake Nakuru has a surface area of 17 square miles (44 square kilometers) and covers a third of the national park of the same name created in 1968. It is home to over 400 species of birds including Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) and Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) of which there are 1.4 million on the site. Like other alkaline lakes along the Rift Valley, its location on a permeable volcanic substrate, its low water supply, its intense evaporation and its average depth of 3 feet (1 meter) explains the high sodium carbonate levels. These alkaline waters encourage the proliferation of blue-green algae, microorganisms and small crustaceans that make up most of what flamingos eat. However, the region’s deforestation, chemical products used in the adjacent fields and waste water from the nearby town of Nakuru, have gradually deteriorated the quality of the water to the detriment of the plant life, wildlife and neighboring population. Since 1990, Lake Nakuru has been considered an Internationally Important Wetland under the Ramsar Convention.

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