Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Catching A Hermit Crab

I woke up at 5am and went to the beach a couple days ago to photograph hermit crabs at dawn.  Check out the following series to see the awesome encounter I witnessed:

[watch that white object in the upper right]

[the crab picking up the hermit crab.  he carried him off so fast that I didn't really get any pictures, except when he dropped him halfway (see next)]

[into the crab's hole he went, where I guess the crab waits for the hermit crab to get impatient and exit his shell?]

1 comment:

ReBekha said...

WOW! What an excellent capture, Dave!

Also, I respect your ability to let nature run it's course. I would've been all: "Nooooo! Lil hermmie! I will saaaaave you!" and would never have gotten these great shots. :)