Red-footed Booby at Prince Phillip’s Steps on Genovesa in Galápagos, EC - Encircle Photos

6 Red-footed Booby at Prince Phillip’s Steps on Genovesa in Galápagos, EC

The largest colony of red-footed boobies is on Genovesa Island. You are guaranteed to come face to blue bill with this delightful seabird. At less than two pounds, they are the smallest of the Galápagos boobies. Their plumage color can vary from either a white morph to the more common brown feathers. But there is no mistaking their bright red feet as they cling to a branch and stare curiously at you. You will laugh when you see one take off – they are clumsy at best. But in the sky, their over three foot wingspan can carry them up to 100 miles.

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Great Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island, Galápagos, Ecuador

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