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Flamingoes

Famous for their bright pink feathers and stilt-like legs, flamingos can now become the focal point of your interior decoration. A truly exotic choice for wall decor, flamingoes posteRead morers will definitely strike a cord of curiosity with your family, friends and visitors. These wading birds get their name from the Spanish word for "flame-coloured", and a flock of them is really an awe-inspiring sight. Flamingoes have a habit of standing on one leg and scientists have yet to discover why. These are just some of the factoids you can learn and then share when you proudly display your flamingoes posters by Photowall. The reason why it makes sense to get flamingoes posters is that these birds are a familiar sight even to those who have never seen one in real life. The aforementioned long legs with backward-bending knees, long curvy necks, and most noticeably, the pink hue on display really make for a memorable view. Whether it is a residential space like the living room or a corporate space such as the break room in the office, it will surely benefit from a flamingoes poster to up the ante.

The main attraction in flamingoes posters

As already hinted at, the colours of flamingoes play a huge role in why we adore these birds. The colour pink comes from beta-carotene in the crustaceans and plankton that flamingos eat. Zoo flamingos will actually turn white if their diet is not supplemented with live shrimp or flamingo chow containing carotenoid pigments. You can really appreciate the natural vibrancy in flamingoes posters such as "Flamingo with Golden Sun". The feathers under their wings, called flight feathers, are black. You only see them when the birds are flying, like in the flamingoes poster entitled "Greater Flamingos". This particular flamingoes poster is stunningly beautiful and can add some much needed depth and space into your interiors. Flamingo chicks are born with grey and white feathers that do not turn pink for a year or two. You can witness this in the beautiful image named "Caribbean Flamingo", another flamingoes poster that can have an immediate visual effect on your walls.

More to know

When a flamingo spots potential dinner, it plunges its head into the water, twists it upside down, and scoops the fish using its upper beak like a shovel. They are also able to "run" on water, thanks to their webbed feet, to gain speed before lifting up into the sky. Catch the ending of this incredible natural process in flamingoes posters like "Flamingo Flight". In flamingoes posters, you can even observe how they feed their young in motifs such as "Become Pink". These birds build nests that look like mounds of mud along waterways as they tend to congregate in mudflats or lagoons, where they can find shallow saltwater prey. These habitats are also difficult for predators to negotiate. "Flamingos in the Mist" shows that this choice is not only intelligent, but makes for a great flamingoes poster.

Flamingoes posters as symbols

To early Egyptian culture the flamingos were a representation of the god Ra, who was known as the god of the sun. They felt that the animals where there as a reminder of the work of that god. They went out of their way to make sure these animals were preserved, which is also what we should do. Let flamingoes posters be the gentle reminder that we need to take care of our planet as well. In Peru, for example, the flamingo is considered to be a sacred animal and they are often preserved and found in various types of art work. Flamingoes posters like "Flamingo Heaven" are a reflection of capturing the beauty of these birds. Many books have references to Flamingos as well, including the classic Alice in Wonderland. Alice ends up using one a mallet to play the game of croquette.
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