In the wetlands, just metres away from the bustling city of Dubai, you’ll find the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s hard to believe you can find tens of thousands of birds in a spot so close to the city. This expansive wetland reserve also serves as a breeding ground each year for crustaceans, mammals and fish, but it is the flamingos that steal the show in winter.
I had been photographing flamingos many times at different places around the UAE. However this specific visit in Oct 2007 was a perfect combination of tide levels and an interesting group of flamingos feeding nearby. This image is part of a series.
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary – the new viewpoints made this attraction really accessible
Location: Dubai, UAE