January 2011 Club: Flamingos on Parade

So I mentioned in the Ravelry group that this month's colourway might be more appropriate for February--but it was in my head now, so I couldn't resist! My inspiration this month was actually video, not still photography.

I recently watched portions of the BBC/Discovery program “Life,” which features some amazing nature photography. In the deleted scenes was a section about the mating habits of flamingos:

These colourful birds gather in large groups to pick a mate, and slowly begin a parade as they pair up. Eventually, they’re all moving in sync! It’s spectacular to watch. I don't think the BBC/Discovery footage is available online, but I found a clip from PBS's "Nature" on YouTube for you to get an idea: