Tickle the Boobies

Blue-footed boobies received their name from the Spanish word “bobo” (fool) because they are so easy to catch while asleep. They are tropical seabirds about the size of a goose. As with many agile, marine-adapted birds, their locomotion on land can, at times, seem a little comical.

Male boobies are known for doing a goofy, one-legged mating dance that flaunts their webbed blue feet and titillates its mate by flashing coveted masculine attributes.

NOTE: As islands go, the Galapagos are fairly young. Marked by active volcanoes, black lava flows, old and recent, cover vast sections of the land. Appropriately, my art is done on black paper lending an air of igneous drama to my subject matter.

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