15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A diving blue-footed booby at the moment of impact with the water.

A blue-footed booby dives for fish, hitting the water nearly perpendicular to its surface, elongating its neck and streamlining its body. In this shot the tip of the booby's bill has just dipped below the water's surface.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Santiago Island, Ecuador
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Ollie Levy