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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Camera Critters...attack of the...



When we visited the Galapagos Islands, we saw many Frigate Birds, and they were all peaceful, except for this one female, who must have had young nearby, because she swooped down on passengers from our yacht cruise. This is very unusual behavior to see on the Galapagos, although it is understandable for a mother protecting her offspring. She didn't actually touch anyone, but many were temporarily frightened.

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11 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - very great shots!

kaykuala said...

Mary
An unusual happening is a bonus. It's good to have caught it on camera.I had on occasions seen such but with no camera in my hands. One has to be lucky


Hank

eileeninmd said...

I think all birds are protective of their nest and youngins. Great captures. Have a wonderful weekend!

Laurie Kolp said...

Lovely!

Daydreamertoo said...

Good for mom Protecting her young :)

chubskulit said...

Wow, good thing you were ready for the moment and captured it.

My Critter post. Have a great weekend.

Gattina said...

I can imagine that people were frightened when such a big bird is diving on you !

Cezar and Léia said...

Ah, the Galapagos, this is a place that I want to visit too! Must be wonderful, apart from bird attacks... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Cezar — Really, this is a most unusual thing to see. The birds usually ignore the tourists. I once sought shade in a line of shrubs, and discovered nesting red-footed boobies on either side of me, quite happily letting me be there. Of course, their eggs hadn't hatched yet. We think the bird in the photos must have had a newly-hatched youngster nearby.
K

Jenn Jilks said...

I was so afraid of Hitchcock's movie! But I love your shots!

Carole M. said...

I suspect on a cruise you'd think yourself fairly safe; great captures