15 October 2011

Blue-footed booby on the Tintoreras


The best view of a bluefooted booby in the Galápagos was on the Tintoreras, the small islets next to the wharf at Puerto Villamil on Isabela. No mistaking the identification here.

I'm now in Arequipa in the south of Peru; next stop Puno and Lake Titicaca. The Galápagos seem so long ago now, but I'll never forget them. 


[16 September 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 136 mm, ISO 400, 1/640 at f8]

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6 comments:

Zhoen said...

Oh, I know they SAY blue footed, and I believe them, but holy mackerel, them's blue feet. Stunning.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Zhoen. The blue really is unbelievable. I was probably close to that colour after snorkelling there, though.

robin andrea said...

Such an excellently sharp photo of this amazingly blue-footed bird. Gorgeous.

pohanginapete said...

Thank you, Robin :^)

Lydia said...

Spectacular!

pohanginapete said...

They are, Lydia :^)