At the Pittsburgh Zoo in Highland Park I was struck about how fierce the Flamingos were when they squabbled. I was also struck at how little they looked like the plastic ones that adorn people’s lawns. I did not alter the color on this images but can honestly say I remembered Flamingos as being less vibrant in color. It may have something to do with what their diet is but I honestly don’t know. Maybe its because I had cataract surgery.
Some folks just can’t handle the action at the dog park. They see these two at play and get tense and nervous. Sometimes people would drive in, see these two and turn around and leave. Shadow and Bandit would play like this until exhausted and then they would collapse next to each other and pant. They both needed the workout but if you didn’t know better you might think this is a dog fight instead of best buddies.
Watching seals play and fight is just like watching a dog fight. It does smell quite different though. This was captured in Monterrey California at a public pier in the mid 90’s. The seals were all over the boats and pier and that day I was glad I was not a boat owner. There were hundreds of seals, thousands of barks and groans and oh that smell!