Flamingos Paint Mumbai Pink

Published May 17th, 2020 - 06:58 GMT

As India’s 1.3 billion residents face strict lockdown measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the South Asian country has witnessed a return of nature to many locations.

Tens of thousands of the large pink birds have been arriving at Mumbai in recent weeks, with many of the gorgeous creatures simply overrunning urban areas that are thrived with human activity such as construction work and fishing in pre-quarantine days.

The nationwide lockdown has also seen industrial waste discharge decline while sewage from homes has skyrocketed, resulting in a proliferation of the plankton and algae that comprises the diet of the large birds.

The lockdown is giving these birds peace for roosting, no disturbance in their attempt to obtain food, and overall encouraging habitat.

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A flamingo spreads his wings among flocks of others standing in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

A flamingo spreads his wings among flocks of others standing in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Flamingos spread their wings as they stand among others in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Flamingos spread their wings as they stand among others in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (Twitter)

Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (Twitter)

Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (Twitter)

Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (Twitter)

Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Sea of Pink can be seen behind NRI complex at Navi Mumbai (Twitter)

Sea of Pink can be seen behind NRI complex at Navi Mumbai (Twitter)

Sea of Pink can be seen behind NRI complex at Navi Mumbai (Twitter)

Sea of Pink can be seen behind NRI complex at Navi Mumbai (Twitter)

Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (themindunleashed)

Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (themindunleashed)

Pictures clicked by my daughter Surabhi Agarwal from window in Navi Mumbai of Wetlands in Seawods forming part of National Wetlands Atlas  (Twitter)

Pictures clicked by my daughter Surabhi Agarwal from window in Navi Mumbai of Wetlands in Seawods forming part of National Wetlands Atlas (Twitter)

A flamingo spreads his wings among flocks of others standing in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flamingos spread their wings as they stand among others in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Sea of Pink can be seen behind NRI complex at Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Sea of Pink can be seen behind NRI complex at Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (themindunleashed)
Pictures clicked by my daughter Surabhi Agarwal from window in Navi Mumbai of Wetlands in Seawods forming part of National Wetlands Atlas  (Twitter)
A flamingo spreads his wings among flocks of others standing in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
A flamingo spreads his wings among flocks of others standing in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flamingos spread their wings as they stand among others in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flamingos spread their wings as they stand among others in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Flocks of flamingos stand in a pond in Navi Mumbai on May 14, 2020. Punit PARANJPE / AFP
Sea of Pink can be seen behind NRI complex at Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Sea of Pink can be seen behind NRI complex at Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Sea of Pink can be seen behind NRI complex at Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Sea of Pink can be seen behind NRI complex at Navi Mumbai (Twitter)
Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (themindunleashed)
Flocks of flamingos in a pond in Navi Mumbai (themindunleashed)
Pictures clicked by my daughter Surabhi Agarwal from window in Navi Mumbai of Wetlands in Seawods forming part of National Wetlands Atlas  (Twitter)
Pictures clicked by my daughter Surabhi Agarwal from window in Navi Mumbai of Wetlands in Seawods forming part of National Wetlands Atlas (Twitter)

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