blue-footed boobys

Did you know that the Galapagos Islands are home to three unique types of boobies? Blue-footed boobies are perhaps the most famous species, but there is also the beautiful masked Nazca, and red-footed species. They are all thought to have descended from a common ancestor. Who knows? Maybe in another 100,000 years the Galapagos will also [...]

One of my favorite things included in the Galapagos island-hopping tour was kayaking in the Itabaca channel on Santa Cruz Island. We were able to kayak right up to blue-footed boobies sitting on the rocks, and then snorkel in the surrounding waters, surrounded by mangroves and white-tipped sharks. Kayaking in the Galapagos After a 45 minute van [...]

The blue footed booby is an animal on almost everyone’s “must-see” list. Visitors to the Galapagos don’t have to wait long. The blue footed boobies are common and, like most of the Galapagos animals, aren’t afraid of tourists. The blue feet are often so bright that they reflect against their white body. In addition to the [...]

We’re going to the circus! Well, sort of. We’re going to the Galapagos. The name “Blue footed booby” means clowns. And Sally lightfoot crabs act like clowns. Please welcome, ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages: The two Galapagos clowns! Sally Lightfoot Crabs Sally lightfoot crabs are very common in the Galapagos Islands. If you go to [...]