Blue-footed Booby, Galapagos

I swear that these birds spread panic wherever they go.

It’s hard to look ’em in the eye and not get caught up in it.

Close-up of blue-footed booby looking like a booby



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7 Responses to Blue-footed Booby, Galapagos

  1. JimTaylor says:

    After visiting the Galapagos so long ago, I made an effort to emulate the blue-footed booby’s mating dance. The only thing it stimulated Joan to was helpless laughter. Oh, yeah, I got a sore back.
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim T – That comes perilously close to TMI. As for the specifics of the (failed) dance, I assume you remembered to pick up a small twig in your mouth, show it to Joan, and then casually toss it away. That can make all the difference, or so I hear.

  2. Judith says:

    How dare you invade his territory! Great photo.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Judith – Thanks! I swear they have this startled/stupid look all the time, independent of events. An odd way to go through life.

  3. Alison says:

    He/she? Reminds me of Big Bird with a bleach job, which might account for the startled look.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Alison – I don’t know the he/she-ness. I think I knew which was which at the time (lead dancer was male, egg sitter was female – I think) but now I don’t remember which booby-ish look went with which booby.

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