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The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (2008)

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The mysterious lives of flamingos are captured on film with a birds-eye view of the animals living in Africa.

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Melanie Finn
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Credited cast:
Zabou Breitman ... Narrator (French version) (voice)
Mariella Frostrup ... Narrator (voice)
Karoline Herfurth ... Narrator (German version) (voice)
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In a remote and forgotten wilderness, one of nature's last great mysteries unfolds: the birth, life and death of a million crimson-winged flamingos. Against a dramatic backdrop of never-before filmed landscapes, these secretive birds struggle to survive and prevail over danger and fate. This inspiring story, set in the extraordinary 'otherworld' of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, the cradle of humankind, reminds us: here on earth is a universe waiting to be discovered. Written by Anonymous

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One lake, a million birds, an incredible story

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USA | UK

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English

Release Date:

25 September 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf purpurnen Schwingen - Das Geheimnis der Flamingos See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Natron, Tanzania

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$1,783,519
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The water in Lake Natron can often reach the same alkaline levels of pure ammonia. See more »

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The Flamingos Of Lake Natron
4 December 2015 | by roddekkerSee all my reviews

For me, Crimson Wing was a somewhat sad and tragic story that showed me very clearly what hardships the flamingos had to go through in order to preserve their species.

Filmed almost entirely at Lake Natron in Tanzania, not only did the adult flamingos have to protect their new-born chicks from such ravenous beasts as the mongoose, but the vast salt deposits that accumulate around Lake Natron posed an equally treacherous threat for the survival of the struggling young, as well.

Crimson Wing was a "Disney-Nature" presentation. Not only was it impressively photographed and its narration by Mariella Frostrup informative, but its musical score by Le Cinematic Orchestra set the mood of this documentary's story very nicely.

Yes. I certainly do recommend Crimson Wing to all who are curious about the diversity of the natural world that exists in abundance all across this planet we call "ours'.


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