Nature has made it pretty clear that birds rule when it comes to mating displays and courtship rituals. Many types of birds are known to pair up and mate for life, while few other species do.
So with all the romance in the air this week, I thought it would be a good opportunity take a closer look and see just how the birds do it.
1. Galapagos Gulls, South Plaza Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
2. Nazca Boobies, Genovese Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
3. African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.
4. Storks, The Chellah, Rabat, Morocco.
5. Blue-Footed Boobies, North Seymour Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
6. Swans, Santa Rita, Chile.
7. Bald Eagles, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada.
8. Hyacinth Macaws, The Pantanal, Brazil.
9. Galapagos Gulls, Genovese Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
10. Flamingos, Walvis Baty, Namibia.
11. African Fish Eagles, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
12. African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.
13. Magnificent Frigate Birds, North Seymour Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
I post this, today, February 12, in part to honor the birthday of Charles Darwin, who spent a great deal more time studying the birds of the Galapagos than I have. The other part is to warm you up for this week's #frifotos theme on twitter: romance. I happen to be co-hosting (@kymri), so please share your photos and ideas of romance! And Happy Valentine's Day!
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