So here they are. Its not a closeup, but you can sure see the blue feet. They have kind of become the symbol of the Galapagos Islands. They are super unique – what other animal has blue (webbed) feet? In the Galapagos the Bluefooted Booby is as common as seagulls are in North America. There are small colonies of them everywhere. They are majestic in the air, but very awkward on land – especially as they are landing / taking off. Looks like its their first time, every time. Its a hoot to watch.
In the picture there are probably 40 – in the original photo, there were more than 150 – I had to crop it to fit it in properly. I love how the blue feet stand out against the black lava rock. (See the large pelican in the top left of the picture?).
More reading: Travelers Guide to Galapagos Islands Animals