Blue-footed booby mating dance, Galapagos Islands
Male blue-footed boobies attract females during courtship by showing off their colorful feet with a high-stepping walk. On a trip to the Galapagos Islands, Megan and Tripp McCoy photographed this pair strutting their stuff.

Wild Behavior

Blue-footed boobies aren’t the only seabirds with a unique way to snag a mate. Check out some other curious courtship rituals >>

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