2019 Photo Contest, Nature, Singles, 2nd Prize

Flamingo Socks


Jasper Doest

06 July, 2018

Caribbean flamingo inspects the improvised socks created to help heal its severe foot lesions, at the Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben, Curaçao.

The bird was brought by plane from neighboring island Bonaire, after spending a few weeks in a local rehabilitation facility. Such lesions are common among captive flamingos, as they have very sensitive feet and are used to walking on soft ground. After a few weeks of care the bird was transported back to Bonaire. There are around 3,000 breeding pairs of Caribbean flamingos on Bonaire, and a further 200 to 300 birds on Curaçao.

About the photographer

Jasper Doest

Jasper Doest is a Dutch photographer who works at the intersection between man and the nature while creating visual stories that provide an insight in the non-human lives we shar...

Technical information

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Focal length
100 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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