2019 Photo Contest, Nature, Stories, 2nd Prize

Meet Bob

Photographer

Jasper Doest

03 July, 2018

Bob the flamingo accompanies veterinarian Odette Doest on a visit to the Dr Albert Schweitzer School in Willemstad on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, to educate children about flamingos and their habitat.

Bob, a rescued Caribbean flamingo, lives among humans on the Dutch island of Curaçao. Bob was badly injured when he flew into a hotel window, and was cared for by Odette Doest who runs Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben (FDOC), a wildlife rehabilitation center. During Bob’s rehabilitation, Odette discovered that he had been habituated to humans, and so would not survive if returned to the wild. Instead, he became an ‘ambassador’ for FDOC, which educates local people about the importance of protecting the island’s wildlife.

About

Jasper Doest

Jasper Doest is a Dutch photographer who works at the intersection between man and the nature while creating visual stories that provide an insight in the non-human lives we shar...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/125
Focal length
24 mm
F-Stop
f/11
ISO
8000
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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