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Galapgos Birds #11 Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), Grey Morph Galapagos

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Taken at Punta Pitt (Pitt Point) on the north east tip of San Cristobal (Chatham) Island at the red-footed boobie rookery. “San Cristobal” comes from the patron saint of seafarers, St Christopher.

From largest to smallest the boobies are Narzca, Red footed, Blue footed.

We were on a ridge above the nesting site. Like most things in Galapagos there are rules, rule one, do not walk off the track.

The bird here is doing part of the elaborate greeting the birds give to their mates.

Galapagos Day 7 Nov 2013 - 027.jpg

Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X
Date/Time: 2013:11:23 14:56:03, actually 8.56am
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: 8
Exposure mode: Av
Exposure compensation: -2/3
ISO: 640
Lens: 98 to 280mm
Focal length: 280mm
Lat: 0°42'52.207"S
Long: 89°14'32.593"W

Forgot to mention camera set to UTC time, so you need to minus 6 hours from time specified.

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