Juvenile Booby Flight Practice
Photo and caption by Ana Guerra
A juvenile Red-footed booby (Sula sula) on a practice flight over the sand flats of Palmyra Atoll that came to investigate the human with the camera. Juvenile boobies will continue to be fed by their parents for three months after they have learned how to fly until they are old enough to catch their own fish off-shore.
Location: Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, USA