Little Crab on the Beach

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Little Crab on the Beach at Vilanculos

A little crab coming out of his hole on the beach. As you walk along a secluded beach at low tide little mounds of sand next to a hole seem to be all over the place. Many of these are made by little crabs which have been hiding in their burrows during the higher water. Once the surface sand is dry they pop out and go foarging, always with an eye out for danger. Move too close and they will scurry back into their holes.

Photo Notes

The Little Crab was captured on the beach at Vilanculos, Mozambique.

Travelling light (more or less), as we were leaving for an island trip, I had the Canon EOS 60D with the EF 70-300 zoom. These were shot by simply setting the lens at closest focus and moving until the crab was in focus. Hence the short depth of field. All at f/8 1/500 ISO100. These were edited online in Google Photos.

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jassa Yorha says:

    Impressing pictures.
    Thank you for posting. I enjoyed reading. 😀

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    1. The Hairy One says:

      Thank you for visiting.

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  2. Very good series…thanks for the background info

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