kimberley070 Booby Bird's Eye
kimberley070 is a macro photograph of a Booby Bird's eye.
They will often sit on the rails or deck of a vessel to have a rest at sea.
Sometimes they are almost fearless and have a lot of personality.
I get the sense of this eye flying high over the Kimberley coast and islands endlessly for the years of the bird's life.
It is a privilege to get so close to such an amazing animal.
They hunt fish by diving from a great height and plunging headlong into the water. They plunge so fast in a dive that you would think they would injure themselves.
Apparently they have special padding under the skin of their face to buffer the impact effect when they...
....hit the water, face first.
You can get an impression of this protection by the loose padded skin around the eye.
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