Flamingos gathered in the shape of a flamingo is 'holy grail' of pictures
A photographer in Mexico claims he captured a real ‘bird’s eye view’ when a flock of flamingos gathered in this incredible shape.
Bird's eye view: Flamingos land en masse to form giant self portrait. (pic: Caters)
Bobby Haas explained he had spent half an hour photographing the birds in their natural habitat from the air and was ready to head home. Yet just as the helicopter turned to leave he noticed the flamingos created an unusual formation.
Mr Haas said: 'I was just leaving when I noticed that the flock was moving into a shape resembling a flamingo. I told the pilot to whip around but go in slowly, since if you startle the flock they will splinter’.
His chance to snap the birds was fleeting and Haas only managed to take one picture. It wasn’t until he developed it months later that the picture’s true majesty became clear.
‘It’s the holy grail in photography when you capture an image you’ve never seen before and may never see again.
‘It really was a spiritual moment’, Mr Haas added.
‘Some people have actually said that the image is divine intervention and proof that there is a God.’
Holy creation seems like a stretch, but it is certainly a once in a lifetime snap.
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