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This image was taken while I was visiting Galveston Island State Park in Texas. Great part of the beach was covered with these crawling little guys. As soon as I would get close to them, they would bury themselves back under the sand. The crabs in the image are known as Fiddler Crabs they are easily recognized by their distinctively asymmetric claws. Found in mangroves, salt marshes, and on sandy or muddy beaches, fiddler crabs are easily recognized by their distinctively asymmetric claws.


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Diego has been a Multimedia Specialist since 2001 and filming, professionally since 1998. Diego’s current interests lie in exploring opportunities in new media, especially in digital video, digital photography and social media, integrated into web development.

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  • helen conibear
    helen conibearover 4 years ago

    Great shot ~ what a pair of mischief makers!!

  • Thank you for your comment. When they are in groups they can sometimes cover great part of the beach. Cool little guys.

    – Diego Re

  • Sandra Parlow
    Sandra Parlowover 4 years ago

    wow! look at the colours on them! Great shot!

  • Diego  Re
    Diego Reover 4 years ago

    Thanks, I enjoy taking pictures of these little guys. I’m glad you liked my gallery.

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot! Beautiful light, color and shadows!

  • I’m glad you like it! I It was a little bit difficult to shoot these little guys. They crawl really fast into their little sand holes.

    – Diego Re

  • BoudoirKandy
    BoudoirKandyalmost 4 years ago

    wow, look at those claws!! beautiful capture :)

  • Thanks, I wouldn’t want to be snapped with those claws. Unless you try to touch them they won’t attack you. Besides they run away when you try to get close. But the claws are impressive!

    – Diego Re

  • BoudoirKandy
    BoudoirKandyalmost 4 years ago

    very impressive :))

  • Yes indeed!

    – Diego Re

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much fore the feature!

    – Diego Re

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic color, great shot! Congrat’s on your feature!

  • Thank you Cindy!

    – Diego Re

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