Bonaire in 100 photos – Donkey meets flamingo
When you visit Bonaire, you will definitely encounter the donkeys, called “Buriku” in Papiamento, and beautiful flamingos. You will see these two beautiful animals in many places.
The contrast of pink and gray.
When you visit Bonaire, you will definitely encounter the donkeys, called “Buriku” in Papiamento, and beautiful flamingos. You will see these two beautiful animals in many places. Donkeys have been living on the island for hundreds of years. They were brought by the Spaniards in the 17th century to assist with work activities. Unfortunately, the donkeys are no longer needed for that purpose, so they now roam freely on the island. Donkeys don’t always fare well in their freedom because the island is often dry and arid, and there is now heavy traffic. Fortunately, there is a sanctuary where some of the donkeys are well taken care of. You can also visit the Donkey Sanctuary to see the donkeys, and there is not only a donkey sanctuary but also a flamingo sanctuary. You can spot these beautiful birds in many places on the island. They are a symbol of the island. The Caribbean flamingo can be recognized by its beautiful orange-pink color and its habit of standing on one leg. Years ago, there were many more places where you could spot these magnificent birds, but due to the increasing activity on the island, there are fewer and fewer places for the flamingos to breed. Fortunately, Bonaire is still one of those five places where all the necessary conditions for the successful breeding of Caribbean flamingos are met.
Casper Douma Photography
“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.”