Flock of flamingos gathered in shape of flamingo caught on camera

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LONDON - A flock of flamingos in Mexico has been photographed forming the shape of a big flamingo.

Photographer Bobby Haas was trailing a flock of flamingos from a helicopter in Yucatan, Mexico, when he spotted the birds coming together in the shape of a bigger version of themselves.

He had been photographing them for about half an hour, and just as the chopper turned to leave, Haas looked over his shoulder and saw they had formed the incredible shape.

“I was just leaving when I noticed that the flock was moving into a shape resembling a flamingo the Sun quoted him as saying.

“I told the pilot to whip around but go in slowly, since if you startle the flock they will splinter.

“I guess this was a case of a real bird’s eye view,” he stated.

Haas managed to capture only one picture before the birds started to scamper, and it was not until he developed the images a few months later that he realised how magical the image truly was.

“It’s the holy grail in photography when you capture an image you’ve never seen before and may never see again,” he said.

“The reaction to this photo has been remarkable. Some people have actually said that the image is divine intervention and proof that there is a God.

“It really was a very spiritual moment,” he added. (ANI)

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