I’d heard that one of the sights not to be missed on the Yucatan Peninsula, was the tens of thousands of flamingos that live here year round. There is a special biosphere reserve in Celestun that the flamingos favour but it is a good ninety minute drive away from where we are staying so we opted to look for flamingos near the ocean side city of Progreso which is much closer.
We hired a driver named Daniel and the hunt was on. We drove through the salt flats near Progresso looking for flamingos. Daniel spotted some and we hurried out of the car but the flamingos were so far away even my husband Dave the Nature Photographer couldn’t get a good close up shot.
Besides the dry mud- caked marshy ground we were walking on was starting to sink deeper and deeper beneath our feet for every step we took closer to the flamingos.
So we opted for posing like flamingos ourselves before heading off to look for more. After we’d made yet another stop where the flamingos were far and few between……….. we finally got lucky!
Daniel spotted a whole flock right near the road. Dave the Nature Photographer got to work immediately and took some darn good shots!
I think we can safely say we have seen the flamingos of the Yucatan in the wild. It’s the first thing I can check off my list of things I really want to be sure to do on this holiday.