20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Beady-eyes of a blue-footed booby

Like many animals that have evolved in the Galapagos Islands in the absence of predators, blue-footed boobies are unafraid of human visitors. Sitting for a long time next to this particular booby, it seemed that it was intrigued by me not less than I was by it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Ecuador
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger