Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself


From Española.

This blue-footed booby male (left) is about to express his interest in this female through a cool courtship ritual known as “sky pointing.”  The males have slightly smaller pupils and slightly larger feet.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Here’s a video I took of the courtship dance; although the quality is terrible, you can see the sky pointing and display of feet and hear the distinctive whistling noise. (Our park guide is speaking at the beginning.)

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