The Galapagos Islands is like no other place on the planet and its exclusive animals are no doubt one of its key defining elements. Located in a remote location about 1,000 km (600 miles) off the coast of Ecuador, the fauna was able to develop virtually unaffected by predators. In fact, the animals are so unthreatened by humans, that don’t be surprised if a sea lion’s flipper accidentally lands on you. The unique array of animal species ranging from giant tortoises to iguanas, to birds with different colored feet, provides for some up-close encounters not possible elsewhere.
The Blue-footed Booby is a marine bird, which owes its signature blue feet thanks to sexual selection and carotonoid pigments obtained from its diet of fresh fish. You can find them on North Seymour, as well as on some of the Southern islands like Isabela and Floreana. See them in flight