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Photo: Flamingos Shaped Like a Flamingo


National Geographic posted this photo of "a shifting flock" of flamingos on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.

I suspect that some of their shifting had to do with Photoshop. I see a few missing shadows.

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  1. If I ever owned a suburban house in a foo-foo neighborhood, I'd have pink flamingos on the front lawn. Just to piss off my foo-foo neighbors. Maybe even aluminum siding and one of those puke green plastic fences people use to put around their pools.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 12, 2010 8:04:46 AM

  2. Not sure where Nat Geo posted this or in what context, but I worked for them a few years ago and they are very very strict about photoshopping nature shots. As in they never do it. They very publically fired a photographer who submitted a photo that was retouched without letting them know. So it would be interesting to know if this one is; it's a cool picture but someone's ass might be on the line for it.

    Posted by: Christopher | Nov 12, 2010 8:16:39 AM

  3. Looks more like a chicken to me.

    Posted by: Q | Nov 12, 2010 9:32:17 AM

  4. Out of Africa has stunning scene when Robert Redford and Meryl Streep fly over flamingos.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 12, 2010 9:42:29 AM

  5. This was Photo of the Day on their site yesterday.

    Posted by: Raybob | Nov 12, 2010 11:34:05 AM

  6. The flamingoes had a gathering to worship their god -- a giant pink bird. Who woulda thought they would be so advanced -- almost human!

    Posted by: Just Like Us | Nov 13, 2010 7:24:52 AM

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