TIFA 2021 Nature / Aerial

Lake Rudolf Sprinkle

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Aerial
  • Photographer
    Thomas Vijayan
  • Photo Date
    16 Feb 2019

During the rainy season, these beautiful flamingos adorn the Rift Valley with their long-legs, long-neck, black beak, and pink feathery coats. It is indeed feasting to our eyes, we will feel like we are at a beauty pageant of flamingos. Something different about these birds is their feeding style, they feed with their head upside down. The lower beak is fixed, and the top one is able to move which is the opposite of most birds. The beak also has a filtration system that allows them to strain the food from the sand, under the water. I was fortunate enough to spend some quality time clicking.

My name is Thomas Vijayan, I am basically an Architect hailing from Kerala, India also known as God’s Own Country, I was raised in Bangalore and now settled in Canada with my family. I have traveled all the seven continents for photography which is my passion but not my profession. The big cats have always been my favorite subject for photography. To me there is nothing called "perfection" in any photography, every click to me is an experience, the more I click the more I learn something new. I give more importance to quality than clicking pictures in quantity.