Short Photo Essay – Flamingo Lake

This place is also known as the Fuente de Piedra Lagoon; this wetland is about 13 square kilometres big and serves as a breeding ground for flamingos. Fuente de Piedra is the name of the nearby town.

The lagoon is a protected area and you can only access it at the Visitor Centre.

Lars and I arrived at the Centre in the middle of the afternoon, but it was (already) closed. Behind the building, there are a couple of spots where you can observe the wetland and its inhabitants. You are obliged however to respect quite some distance from the birds.

Fuente de Piedra is a 45-minute drive to the north of Malaga. You can easily find the lagoon: just follow the road-signs!

I also managed to make a beautiful black and white shot:

Although the lagoon covers quite a surface, it is very shallow and during the summer heat, evaporation becomes its most important enemy.


  • Isobel July 13, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    This is so frustrating. I am at my boat, it’s a glorious evenin, and now 10.30pm that the sun has complete set, cool and incredibly calm. But I have one bar of access for the internet, and that one bar is not enough for me to see photographs. It’s not just your blog; everyone I follow seems to have posted photographs! I shall just ave to imagine!

    • Ingrid D. July 19, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      It is one of the most beautiful places I have seen so far this year!

      • Isobel July 19, 2018 at 6:19 pm

        Now I can see the photos I can understand why you were so smitten!

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