Flickr photo of the day: Looking sharp for the ladies

Michael Clemmer
CompassApril 22, 2013

Ah, the Blue Footed Booby. A pelagic bird that only comes ashore to breed and nurture its young is truly cool with his fine blue feet. And they aren’t just a male fashion statement; they are a “turn on” for female boobies.

Not only does he have blue feet, he dances. Want some real entertainment? Check out “The Blue Footed Booby Mating Dance.” There’s billing, strutting, sky pointing and some serious foot lifting. All in the name of love.

Wesley Rosenblum photographed this fine specimen on the island of North Seymour, in the Galápagos Islands.

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