Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blue Boobies

I really enjoyed watching and photographing Blue-Footed Boobies 
during my recent trip to the Galapagos Islands.

The males have smaller pupils than the females.

 Boobies feeding in the ocean.  I love to watch them dive into the water like missiles.  The video below shows clips of them feeding.  Unfortunately, I had just gotten on a boat and my camera gear was in a dry bag.  I rushed to get it out and was in a hurry to get video and stills and didn't do a very good job of either.  

A newly hatched baby booby.

 A male (foreground) trying to impress a female.

In case you didn't notice, these boobies live in a very unique place.