Boobies!

Okay, actually, your photo of the day.  But how could I resist that title (yes, like most adult males, I still have an immature teenager lurking within).  Also, this is a cool photo, but the accompanying NYT article about what scientists have learned about Blue-footed Boobies has lots of fascinating details (e.g., the more egalitarian the parenting pair, the more successful they are at reproducing) and is well worth your time.

Blue-footed boobies on the Galápagos archipelago in Ecuador. The color of their feet is an important factor in mating. Credit The Asahi Shimbun Premium, via Getty Images

 

 

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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