Photo of the Day Contest
Blue-Footed Booby by Richard Duerksen
Friday, 14th March 2008

Blue-Footed Booby

by Richard Duerksen

This male Blue-footed Booby is "guarding" his mate and their egg on the Galapagos island of San Cristobal.
Equipment: Canon EOS1-D MarkII
Richard Duerksen
I am the Storyteller for Maranatha Volunteers International. In that role I travel to school, clinic, and church building project sites around the world... and use Canon digital cameras to help capture stories.
Website: Website

Blue-Footed Booby by Richard Duerksen was photo of the day on Friday, 14th March 2008. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


14th March 2008 at 1:04 am

Wow, feet almost look like blue plastic!


14th March 2008 at 4:00 am

I love the picture! The blue feet have such vivid and bold color. Brilliant Job!


14th March 2008 at 4:32 am

Absolutely darling! Love the stare! Great photo!


14th March 2008 at 5:57 am

After Pixar sees this shot they will want to make a movie!

14th March 2008 at 9:05 am

I have never seen something similar, Great shot they look like evolved penguins.

14th March 2008 at 9:13 am

Amazing feat to capture amazing feet. I have never seen these before.

14th March 2008 at 11:14 am

LOL thanks for making me laugh! Great capture :-)


14th March 2008 at 11:50 am


14th March 2008 at 12:39 pm

Woah ! I’ve never seen something like this, didn’t even know existence of such amazing creatures. Thanks !


14th March 2008 at 12:47 pm

It says to me “what do you think you are looking at – get out of my patch – that is my girl “

14th March 2008 at 2:03 pm

WHat a marvelous looking creature. Thanks for bringing this all the way from Galapagos!
Amazing image.


14th March 2008 at 2:09 pm

What a good photo! I just like the blue feet..very cute in a odd way! :)

14th March 2008 at 2:42 pm

Wonderful shot of an exquisite animal! Thanks for sharing it.

How lucky you are to have been to the Galapagos!


14th March 2008 at 2:50 pm

Awesome shot. I love these guys. In Australia they line their nests with anything they can find with blue that matches their feet. Same in Galapagos?



14th March 2008 at 5:40 pm

hehe, funny :p

Tom Brooklyn

14th March 2008 at 6:00 pm

What an odd looking creature. It looks like a toy. Very neat.

Eric James

14th March 2008 at 6:54 pm

The creator sure did create some unique creatures. Nice shot.


14th March 2008 at 7:01 pm

I agree he looks like a toy and Pixar’s better hurry and tell the story before some else does. Great Shot. Love the look on his face. EZ


14th March 2008 at 8:27 pm

Cool shot/ great subject. Love it.


14th March 2008 at 9:09 pm

Wow, nice blue colour

15th March 2008 at 12:40 am

Love the expression on his face!

David Doe

15th March 2008 at 5:32 am

I can almost here the peguin asking…”and what do you want?” Definately a well taken picture.


15th March 2008 at 8:07 am

The guy has got some attitude!

15th March 2008 at 9:22 am

Haha! This is a very cool photo. He’s funny and not scared at all.

Karen Gwinner

15th March 2008 at 12:50 pm

These would, indeed, make a wonderful movie!! Thanks so much for sharing such an awesome and well done photo.

15th March 2008 at 2:50 pm

Incredible…and funny ! Great capture.

16th March 2008 at 9:26 am

Great subject, looks like he just landed from outer space :)

Lori Harvey

17th March 2008 at 12:52 am

Wow, awesome shot and subject(s)! I chuckled as soon as I saw the daily e-mail! I had to check out the larger picture on the website and show my spouse!
One of the most enjoyed shots yet! I love story photos, and this one tells a great one!

17th March 2008 at 9:43 am

Great anthropomorphism. Amazing what the animal mirror throws back to us.


24th March 2008 at 11:38 am

first time to see such a kind! I wonder how many other unpopoular yet wonderful creatures exists in Galapagos, the center of Darwin’s experimentation.

Long live , Planet Earth!
long live , EarthShots!


17th April 2008 at 10:37 pm

haaha, i laughed when i just saw the FEET xD


3rd August 2008 at 6:45 am

Ive never seen such a creature.
How did you find it?
Nice Shot


3rd August 2008 at 6:46 am

I ve never seen such a creature.
How did you find it?
nice shot.


14th March 2009 at 12:46 pm

Funny shot, looks unreal thanks for sharing.

28th September 2009 at 7:04 am

Never seen the blue feet before. Very nice.


14th March 2010 at 9:45 am

this is so funny!


14th March 2010 at 6:57 pm

great shot!

15th March 2010 at 2:46 pm

Funky and funny…………… and also I envy your job!

23rd June 2011 at 4:21 pm

A photo with that AW!!! factor

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