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Exotic Locations & Beautiful Photography – Bird Matters S01E06 Updated for 2024

Updated: July 11, 2024

NEW: Wildlife photographer Profile Albert Froneman. Thousands of flamingos at the Ras al Khor Wetlands & some very funny photos.
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With thanks to the FaceBook group – ‘The worst bird photographs ever’ for some fun images!

Here’s some info about where we filmed the Flamingos…
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, (Arabic: رأس الخور‎), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a wetlandreserve renowned for attracting migratory birds in large numbers. The wetlands have large numbers of birds, crustaceans, small mammals and fish.
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary represents an enclave of relative wilderness amidst swirling traffic and sprawling urban infrastructure. Located just as the name in Arabic suggests – at the Cape of the Creek, it is among the few urban protected areas of the world.
The Dubai Municipality has taken great efforts to protect and preserve the biodiversity of this delicate ecosystem. The wetland has been fenced off from the public and three birding hides have been built. The bird hides are a first step towards development of more elaborate visitor education facilities in the protected area. WWF UAE Project Office collaborated with Dubai Municipality’s Environment Department, in setting up the facilities that were sponsored by the National Bank of Dubai.
Opportunities for experiencing a natural environment in this rapidly building-up emirate are so limited that the opening of Ras Al Khor to visitors is a boon to present and potential nature lovers.
Presently there are three birding hides located on the perimeter of the sanctuary open to the public. Entrance is free and operate from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday to Thursday.
The wetlands are a RAMSAR site.
The Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.