Baby Blue Footed Booby

Galapagos Baby Blue Footed Booby

Oct 22, 2008

This photo of a Baby Blue-Footed Booby was taken in the Galapagos Islands in October 2008.  When mature, the legs turn blue which range in color from a pale turquoise to a deep aquamarine.  Because the baby was getting bigger, the parents left the nest unattended.  I was able to slowly approach the baby keeping low and hand held the camera at arms length and shot from ground level “up” at the baby.  This photo won an honorable mention in the 2008 Wild Bird Photo Contest sponsored by the Mail Tribune Newspaper in Medford, Oregon in November 2008 (Mail Tribune Site). 

Ron Baker

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