Named for their blue legs and feet these are the most common and non-descript of the Galapagos Booby. Their natural habitat extends from Peru to Mexico. Young blue-foots look quite similar to adults yet it takes 2 to 3 years to reach their adult plumage of a pale streaked head, dark mantle with white patches on the nape and rump, white bellies and a dark tail. Blue-Footed Boobies nest in colonies. In large colonies there is almost continuous breeding with pairs nesting every 7 to 9 months. They can be seen breeding on most islands north of the equator in the Galapagos.
The Galapagos is home to three varieties of booby the Blue-Footed, Red-Footed and Masked Boobies.
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agbonavita (0) 2006-06-10 13:23
Owoo, I saw yesterday a docomentary that show this bird. Is one of my dreams know Galapagos, hope one day go there.
I like your POV, the people in the background searching and the bird like hinden from them. badly the sky is so white, but this is a difficult photo to made and I will not complain about that.
asanak (1972) 2006-06-11 18:52
dear Greg ,
i really love your shot!
Very beautiful photo.
Good composition colors and POV.
thanks for sharing
Manamo (3654) 2006-07-01 15:56
You deserve a smiley just for taking a picture of this nice bird. They are so nice with those feet. It is so strange what the evolution has done to these birds.
Your picture is well taken with a nice depth of field. I would have preferred not seeing the tourists behind, it removes a bit of the wild side of the picture...
- Copyright: Greg Simon (gsimon) (387)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 18-55/3.5-5.6 EF-S USM EOS Digital
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Retracing Darwin
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-10 13:10