"The Wonderful Bluefooted Booby" Galápagos Islands Things to Do Tip by zrim

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  a bird that is most proud of its feet
by zrim

The most recognizable bird in the archipelago. Everyone just loves the bluefooted boobies. They seem to be full of fun and mirth due to their impish features and brilliant blue feet. I have to admit that I was not one bit immune to the charms of the bluefooted creatures.

Of course, the bluefooted booby was at the top of the list of animals that I was eager to see and the main reason was to have the chance to photograph this outrageous bird. I never knew, however, what brilliant acrobatic fliers these birds are. They fly like torpedos and dive into the sea like Olympic champions. In fact, I saw a couple boobies dive in tandem. I can't imagine that they each garnered a fish as they hit the water simultaneously just a foot apart, I think they were just showing off their agility.

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  • Written Feb 2, 2006
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