April 21, 2017

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April 21, 2017
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Species: Blue-footed Booby | Location: Island off Coast of Peru, Peru

We were en route to Pisco, Peru, when we were granted permission to stop at an island with nesting blue-footed boobies. There were huge numbers of them in all stages of courting and mating. After the initial flurry of taking pictures of everything, I finally started looked for interesting behavior. I saw this lone booby on a rock and focused. It opened its mouth and I took the shot.

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About The Photographer

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I'm a world traveler who has been traveling the globe for the past 15 years, visiting places that are being most impacted by global warming. My initial photography interest was in macros of plants and flowers, but once I obtained a longer lens, I became an avid wildlife photographer. I enjoy visiting off-the-beaten-path places and capturing images of the flora and fauna. I also enjoy sharing these images and experiences with others through my web site and personal presentations.

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