Boobies Boobies Everywhere

The Galapagos Blue Footed Booby is the star attraction of the Ecuadorian islands and you will see them everywhere! Unique to the area, these birds strut their stuff showing off their beautiful blue feet to attract their mate. This one was stomping from side to side as we drove by on our boat tour of the harbour of Isabella Island.

It is the highlight of the trip to spot your first blue footed booby up close and personal. We saw many from afar or flying through the air, but it wasn’t until a good 5 days into our tour that we came upon this guy standing on a nearby rock.

The Spanish saw the birds as clumsy and awkward giving them the name bobo which means stupid. They may look awkward on solid ground but they soar beautifully through the air and can dive from heights of 100 feet to pick their prey out of the water. It’s spectacular to watch.


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