Socotra: Hor Qaryh Lagoon & Flamingoes

The largest inland saltwater lagoon on Socotra is the Hor Qaryh Lagoon not far from the Dihamri coast. Here, from a high cliff overlooking the lagoon panorama you can actually spot group is flamingoes in the distance that come here from time to time. The groups are small and the birds are actually white and not pink since the lagoon lacks the pink-colored algae and nutrients until later in the year. This ain’t the Kenyan rift-valley lakes, but these are flamingoes nonetheless. Flamingoes in Socotra!