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Blue-footed Booby
Photographer: Louise Cooper
Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
On my family vacation to the Galapagos in 2005, we we lucky enough to witness a male blue-footed booby engaging in a mating ritual. The males attempt to attract females flying overhead by engaging in a behavior called sky pointing, where they point their feathers to the sky and kick their feet up to show off their color. Alas, this particular male impressed my family more than any female of his species.
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Camera Information: Canon PowerShot SX10IS
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