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It's big, it's red, and it's all yours baby... by Doug Thost
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A male Frigatebird makes his intentions clear to a passing female, Galapagos Islands.

“A walk through a colony of frigatebirds during the courtship season is a spell-binding experience. The great frigatebird colonies reverberate with eerie calls and the masses of red pouches draw the eyes, as nature intended. The vibrant atmosphere as the males do their utmost to attract a mate can almost be felt. This spectacle alone can make a trip to the islands worthwhile.”

Michael H. Jackson, Galapagos, a Natural History.

50% of any sales of this image will be donated to the Galapagos Conservation Trust (UK)

(sorry ’bout the title…)

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bird, courtship, display, frigatebird, galapagos, male, mating, red, showoff, wildlife

Comments

  • midzing
    midzingover 6 years ago

    great shot,,,, well done

  • CMCphotoart
    CMCphotoartover 6 years ago

    Incredible close-up of a magnificent bird. Very generous of you to donate to an organisation that undertakes the conservation of the unique natural treasures of the Galápagos Islands.

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    Fantastic!

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