Diving From Above

A blue-footed booby dives into the water to catch its food.

Blue-footed boobies, like many other seabirds, climb to a particular altitude before folding their wings and diving head-first into the water. This acrobatic feat balances the bird’s force of impact and the depth it can reach to ensnare fish swimming there. It’s an incredible process to watch, a fascinating one to study, and, here, a beautiful glimpse of the natural world from a perspective we don’t typically see. (Image credit: H. Spiers, Bird POTY; via Colossal)

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