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Blue-footed Booby aerial attack

This is a Blue-footed Booby in Galapagos. They circle above the ocean, stop on a dime and then hurtle beak first toward the ocean turning themselves into an avi...
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This is a Blue-footed Booby in Galapagos. They circle above the ocean, stop on a dime and then hurtle beak first toward the ocean turning themselves into an avian torpedo. When their prey is in sight, these seabirds utilize the physical adaptations that make them exceptional divers. They fold their long wings back around their streamlined bodies and plunge into the water from as high as 80 feet. Amazing birds
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russellgaughen PRO
 
russellgaughen August 17, 2019
A Very Nice Image Indeed!!! Thanks For Sharing!!!!
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 Jun 06
Woah
cute_fox_lover
 
Cool!!
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DAsEye
 
DAsEye Jun 07
Perfect timing
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Petergwy Jun 10
Thanks David, although as I told Sarah, it took several hundred photos to get this one shot!
All_Photos_By_SarahB
 
Amazing Timing!
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Petergwy Jun 10
Thank you Sarah, although I have several hundred photos in my attempt to get this one photo!
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lamarh Jun 18
perfect timing. great capture
jimcwalker
 
jimcwalker Jun 28
Such an amazing shot and timing!
pablosantiago
 
pablosantiago Aug 11
Omg!!!!!
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RickL Aug 20
Exceptional action photography. Good focus and detail. Wow!
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Petergwy Aug 21
Thank you Rick.
RSeanC
 
RSeanC Sep 20
Awesome shot
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Pjerry Sep 27
Superb.
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MaryAnne306 Oct 09
Wonderful capture! Great timing. And thanks for the info about blue-footed boobies. Never knew they were such superb divers, only that they had blue feet.