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Birth of a Booby…

03 May 2012, Posted by Jeff Mauritzen in National Geographic Photography, On Assignment, Photo Blog

Image of a Nazca Booby Egg.

Nazca booby egg.  ©National Geographic Society – Photo by Jeff Mauritzen

Nazca Booby that is!  Named after the tectonic plate that lies near the Galapagos Islands. The Nazca booby makes it’s home on the archipelago along with the Red-footed and Blue-footed booby.

Nazca booby hatchling.  ©National Geographic Society – Photo by Jeff Mauritzen

 Juvenile Nazca Booby with mother.  ©National Geographic Society – Photo by Jeff Mauritzen

Feeding time at the Nazca booby household.  ©National Geographic Society – Photo by Jeff Mauritzen

This image of the unhatched Nazca booby egg is part of a limited edition, signed print run of 25 select images from my recent assignment for National Geographic Society.  To buy this print or view more images from that collection please click here.  Wildlife Photography Fine Art Prints

To see more images from Kenya, Tanzania and the Galapagos, as well as read more about my assignment with National Geographic, please click here:  National Geographic Wildlife Photography



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