[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.197.65.227. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Views 571
Citations 0
About the Cover
May 2013

Blue-footed Boobies

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(5):441. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.3116

Photographer: Michael D. Landman, MD, Tarzana, California. “This picture was taken during a trip to the Galapagos where these sea birds have no fear of humans and allow for close observation and photography. Their blue feet are due to carotenoid pigments in their diets. In the mating dance, the male shows off his feet, which attracts the female (studies suggest) in proportion to the intensity of the color.”

×