Flamingos on Lake Nakuru, Kenya; Oct 1977.  The soda-rich waters of this lake can host over a million of these birds at a time.

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Technique:  OM-1 with 28mm Zuiko lens and polariser; Agfa CT18 colour slide film, rated at 64 ISO; converted to mono with Silver Efex Pro.


I’m re-posting photographs that I took in Kenya over 30 years ago.  You can find more context here .  Click onto the “Archive Kenya” tag (below) to see more of these film images from Kenya.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

11 Responses to ARCHIVE KENYA 115 – LAKE NAKURU (MONO)

  1. Helen Cherry says:

    Simply wonderful Adrian


  2. bluebrightly says:

    Beautiful image, Adrian!


  3. Meanderer says:

    A dramatic-looking image! So, flamingos are able to tolerate the soda; interesting!


  4. Beautiful shot. Incredible sky, reflections, details in the shadows and a ‘line’ of birds! Naturally I imagine the birds are generally scattered about more randomly. Great composition and so much for the eye to explore. Great in lots of ways and a big thumbs up from me.
    It must have taken you ages to get the birds all lined up 🙂


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you very much, Mr C, very good to hear this gets to you.

      Yes, getting the birds lined up, well I had to shout and bawl a lot but, I mean, do I speak flamingo??? Actually, in the end, it was threatening to put Ribena in the lake water that really made an impression … 😉 ….

      Actually, no, they were often in large flocks / lines, very gregarious birds, and for flocking birds generally I suppose, more eyes to see danger, less chance of being taken by a predator. 🙂

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  5. Stunning. And quieting at the same time.


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