Travel Photo Of The Week: Blue Footed Booby

This week’s photo is of a Blue Footed Booby, taken while I was touring the Galapagos Islands, with G Adventures in May 2007.

Blue Footed Booby In The Galapagos Islands
Blue Footed Booby In The Galapagos Islands

An excursion to the Galapagos Islands involves the observation of many animals such as the land iguana, aquatic iguanas, sea lions, various bird species like the blue-footed boobies, tortoises and more.

Well, the blue footed booby certainly ranks as one of my favorites! Not just because of it’s silly name that helps the locals sell provocative t-shirts to tourists, but because they can look stunning and regal one moment and cute and dopey the next.  I took many photos of these little guys and it was hilarious to see how different they looked in each one.

They may look similar to seagulls, but those bright blue feet put them in a league of their own.

A collection of other booby related photos from my trip:

Boobies Souvenir Shop
Boobies Souvenir Shop
A Blue Footed Booby, A Sea Lion, And A Pasty White Me
A Blue Footed Booby, A Sea Lion, And A Pasty White Me
Webbed Blue Feet
Webbed Blue Feet
A Booby Trifecta
A Booby Trifecta

To learn more about Blue Footed Boobies, visit this Wikipedia page. To see more photos from my time in the Galapagos Island, visit my Flickr set.

Founder of cherylhoward.com. Canadian in Berlin. Frequent traveller now at 43 countries and counting.

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