Writer Matthew Chapman calls blue-footed boobies comical-looking. Though awkward on land, boobies plunge expertly into the sea at high speeds to grab fish. Their name may derive from bobo, Spanish for fool.
In Traveler magazines April issue, writer Matthew Chapman, a direct descendant of Charles Darwin, explores the Galápagos Islands to find out what might become of this remote animal sanctuarywhere his great-great-grandfathers theory of evolution first took rootin light of modern pressures.
Text by Heather Morgan, Photograph by Mattias Klum