16 August 2008

i love boobies

North Seymour Island / The Galapagos
Home to one of the largest populations of blue footed boobies, North Seymour was our first stop in sailing the southern Galapagos. Male blue-footed boobies are known for showing off their blue feet during the courtship dance, where they wildly flap their wings while picking up their feet in an exaggerated step-walk. This island is also home to the magnificent frigate bird which is capable of puffing up its scarlet throat sack to resemble a giant red balloon.

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