Who Was That Masked…

by ruthsmason

In transit between Rio and Salvador, Brazil we enjoyed two days at sea with beautiful weather and these wonderful visitors who followed the ship.  They dove for the flying fish stirred up by the prow and then circled, banked, flew up the side of the ship to eye level and almost arms reach; and, then they did it again and again, and again.  What a show!  I could have watched for hours, and almost did. So, here you have: the Masked Booby [sula dactylatra]. Black head=juvenile. White head=adult.

imageHere comes another one…image and another…image A few of us known to be outside on deck whenever possible spent happy, happy minutes at the rail watching these beauties soar and dive. How lucky!