Wherever there is three, one is always BETWEEN, which is the theme for this week’s photo challenge from WordPress. Here these three blue-footed boobies (Kongo calls this image Tres Amigos) perch on a rock in the Galapagos Islands. The two on the ends look at the one between. See more of Kongo’s Galapagos images here. Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Between
Kongo doesn’t really consider himself a street photographer, whatever that is. But he does like to take pictures on the street. And Quito, Ecuador is a terrific place to take candid street photos. These images were taken in early May when Kongo visited Quito as part of his trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Thousands of Waved Albatrosses came ashore in the Galapagos to mate and nest just a few weeks before Kongo came to visit earlier this month. It was very fortunate timing on the monkey’s part because he got to witness the unusual and fascinating mating rituals these birds follow during breeding season.
The Swallow-tailed Gull found on the Galapagos Islands is truly an interesting bird. Aside from their red eyes and hooked beak, these birds are the only true seabird that is nocturnal. The red eye rim indicates the bird is in breeding season, which at the Galapagos Islands is pretty much year round. Another interesting thing about these gulls is that their eyes are larger than any other species of gull. This is to give them better night vision when hunting squid and small fish that come to the surface at night to feed on plankton. Continue reading “Galapagos Swallow-tailed Gull”
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