Flamingo family by Xavier Ortega (12 images)

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All that can be seen of a fluffy chick is his head as he hides between its mother's pink feathers and its father looks down on the young bird.

The Cuban flamingo parents tend to their three-day-old chick, which won't leave its mother's side - although he's able to stretch his legs in his nest, made of sand, mud and sticks, when he wants.

The fluffy white flamingo chick is nestled in between its mothers wings for protection.

Photographer Xavier Ortega visited Barcelona zoo to...
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