For Galapagos’ Boobies, Love is Blue. And That’s a Good Thing.

ONE OF THE JOYS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS are the blue-footed boobies. Not only are they goofy waddlers on land but they do a funny, slow-motion courtship dance. And they let you get right up in their beaks, so to speak.

ACES IN THE AIR

In the air and sea, they’re something else – daredevil flying machines that dive like kamikazes seeking a fishy smorgasbourd.

HINT: THE BLUE COMES FROM THEIR DIET

New York Times’ science writer Natalie Angier takes a fond look at them – and their feet – in “On Galapágos, Revealing the Blue-Footed Booby’s True Colors.