Monday, April 2, 2012


I just returned this week from the Galapagos Islands. This is a sketch of the famous Blue Footed Booby bird. Actually there are a couple of other boobies on Galapagos - the Red Footed Booby and the Nazca Booby. These birds are seen on many tourists t-shirts dancing in pairs with the slogan "I Love Boobies" or "Hooray for Boobies" written beneath. But most people agree that the origin of the name is from the Spanish word bobo, which means "clown" for their large colorful feet and perhaps their peculiar antics during courtship which is better seen in person than described here. 

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