26 April 2021
Turkey’s 2nd largest lake in Salt Lake migrating flamingos, she Mama Dam and Hırkatol village in Aksaray was a break in the reeds. The journey of flamingos, who beat their wings again to go to the lake where they will spend their incubation period, created a visual feast.
Aksaray, Konya and Ankara is located in a closed basin boundaries and carry feature of Salt Lake, a large part of Turkey’s salt also draws attention to the need for its natural beauty next meeting.
The lake hosts approximately 30 thousand flamingos in spring and summer. Some of the flamingos who migrated to Salt Lake took a break in the reeds of Mamasın Dam and Hırkatol village during this journey. These moments were captured by nature photographers.
Fahri Tunç, who came to the region to take photos of the flamingos, said, “The arrival of the guests of Tuz Lake to the wetlands of Aksaray excited us photographers. We took very beautiful photographs on the reeds without frightening the flamingos.”
Flamingos went to the lake where they would spend their incubation period after taking a break for a while.
Aksaray University Veterinary Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Mustafa Jamal Darılmaz, “The most important breeding and feeding areas of Salt Lake flamingos in the world. Does not exceed 1 meter of water levels, salt and place available for flamingos as food ingredients because of the brackish water. We call this habitat. In these areas, there are few in the world. Turkey Salt Lake is the only natural area in Turkey, not for now, but since the past.
Besides mentioning these, it is also very important to protect these flamingos. One of the biggest reasons for choosing Salt Lake for their habitat is that it is far from humans and wild animals, which is one of the reasons why flamingos come to the salt lake. In addition, the decrease in the human factor increases the number of flamingos. Last year, we reached the number of flamingos above our expectations. This year, they started to come to the Salt Lake basin to feed and breed on it, “he said.