Nature Video

By Taniya Dutta


These majestic images of a flamboyance of flamingos turning a wetland into hot pink carpet have emerged from Mumbai.

Residents of Mumbai have been witnessing the stunning view outside their window as a dry wetland has been covered by hundreds and thousands of migratory flamingos found basking in the glory of sun.

Surabhi Agarwal, 23, a video producer,  captured these jaw-dropping videos of the flamingos in the Talaw Wetlands, meters away from her apartment in Navi Mumbai in western state of Maharashtra.

In one video, the gorgeous hot-pink birds pit up a spectacular show.

Calling the scene a “pink carpet”, the young video producer said: “It’s exhilarating to watch so many flamingos and the different sights they present each day.

“As a group, they make these unique patterns and dance in different formations. And while watching them up close, each flamingo makes little movements. It’s truly fascinating.”

As humans are locked inside and minimal interactions, animals and birds are having a wonderful time, completely undisturbed.

Surabhi called herself lucky for being able to watch flamingos up close.

“It was like watching a pink carpet unfold over these wetlands. I understand that not everyone is lucky enough to watch them up close so I wanted to share this sight with everyone.

“Along with its beauty, I was hoping to sensitise others about the importance of conservation and co-existence with nature.”