Lesser flamingos take advantage of the inhospitable environment as a breeding ground. They feed off the blue-green algae in the lake and nest on islands of evaporated salt, or even along the dry, salty shorelines. It's such a good spot for nesting, in fact, that this lake is the only area where these 2.5 million birds will breed.
There's no need to fear predators because there are none.
The lesser flamingo is now categorized as "near threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.