ONE OF THE JOYS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS are the blue-footed boobies. Not only are they goofy waddlers on land but they do a funny, slow-motion courtship dance. And they let you get right up in their beaks, so to speak.
ACES IN THE AIR
In the air and sea, they’re something else – daredevil flying machines that dive like kamikazes seeking a fishy smorgasbourd.
HINT: THE BLUE COMES FROM THEIR DIET
New York Times’ science writer Natalie Angier takes a fond look at them – and their feet – in “On Galapágos, Revealing the Blue-Footed Booby’s True Colors.“