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CELUSTUN---THIS PLACE IS REALLY IN THE PINK

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Located on the Gulf of Mexico and about 2 hours south west of Merida, Celestun is the home of the winter feeding of the Yucatan's 35,000 pink Flamingos. This must be one of the world's magnificent birds sights. Standing in an enormous lagoon, these beautiful birds can be seen as far as the eyes can see. There is nothing more to say as the pictures will speak for themselves. However, look closely at the horizon and notice the pink hue that covers the waters.

We are off to see the Flamingos

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Entering the lagoon surrounded on 2 sides by the mangrove swamps

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See the gray flamingos in the foreground, they are the young ones, it takes about 5 years to become an adult, with the bright feathers.
This group of children are like a kindergarten class and one old adult is given the responsibility to watch them and to teach them all the flamingo tricks of life.

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A SIDE TRIP THROUGH THE MANGROVES ON OUR RETURN

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The trip ends up at a cenote, however no one could swim as there was a visitor lying on the side.

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Now, a long ride back to Playa del Carmen.

Posted by keithandhelen 07:43 Archived in Mexico

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Great photos...the flamingos are magnificent. We recognize the alligator...he was there last year!

by Hawkson

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