Blue-Footed Booby Mating Dance, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

PHOTO: Blue-Footed Booby in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador

Blue-Footed Booby, Galapagos Islands of Ecuador

Click on above photo to view it in large format. During breeding season in the Galapagos Islands, the male blue-footed booby shows off his feet to prospective females during ritual mating dance. The Booby with bluest feet and the best dance gets the girl. The feet of the birds who are not successful in finding a mate row bluer over the ensuing year, which increases their potential for finding a mate the following season.

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3 Comments on “PHOTO: Blue-Footed Booby in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador

  1. My wife brought me a t-shirt from her trip to the Galapagos a couple years back. It features a pic of this bird with the caption “I Love Boobies.” At least she has a sense of humor:)

    • Deej: At least it didn’t say: “My wife visited the Galapagos and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt” 🙂

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