Bonaire in 100 photos – Salt mountains flamingo sanctuary

23 April 2021 by Casper Douma - Reading time: < 1 minute

Bonaire’s salt mountains serve as an essential flamingo sanctuary, where these birds can nest safely and feed on algae. Cooperation for protection makes this place both economically and ecologically valuable in the Caribbean.

The salt mountains as Bonaire’s flamingo sanctuary.

Bonaire’s salt mountains are a unique natural phenomenon that is not only important for salt production, but also plays a crucial role as a flamingo sanctuary. These striking pink birds are attracted to the rich presence of algae and small organisms in the salt water, which is essential for their feeding and survival. The salt pans provide a safe breeding ground for the flamingos, away from predators. Bonaire’s government and conservation organizations work closely together to protect this special habitat. As a result, the salt mountains are not only of economic but also ecological value. This makes Bonaire’s salt mountains one of the most special and vitally important flamingo reserves in the Caribbean.

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“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.

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