Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

The Crimson Wing

Disney’s new film, The Crimson Wing — Mystery of the Flamingos tells the story of the birth, life and death of a million Lesser Flamingos, Phoeniconaias minor. Life at Natron is tough for the flamingos, with many predators threatening their daily survival. According to Aeberhard: “they have a number of predators such as Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus, hyenas and jackals… The contrast here between life and death is very stark” [1:50]

Comments

  1. #1 John Callender
    December 27, 2008

    Oh, cool. The music accompanying the trailer is “To Build a Home” from The Cinematic Orchestra’s Ma Fleur album. When I’m not obsessing over The Weepies, Ma Fleur is one of my favorite things to listen to lately. :-)

  2. #2 Trin Tragula
    December 28, 2008