Dueling crabs by Gili Orr

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Canon EOS 550D, 1/640 s, f/6.3, 300 mm
Photo taken in Gambia, Africa, February 2011.

Found in mangroves, salt marshes, and on sandy or muddy beaches of West Africa, the Western Atlantic, Eastern Pacific and Indo-Pacific, fiddler crabs are easily recognized by their distinctively asymmetric claws.

Fiddler crabs communicate by a sequence of waves and gestures; males have an oversized claw or cheliped; used in clashes of ritualised combat of courtship over a female and signal their intentions between conspecifics. The movement of the smaller claw from ground to mouth during feeding underlines the crabs’ common name; it seems that animal plays the larger claw somewhat like a fiddle. (WIKIPEDIA)


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  • ArtPearl
    ArtPearlover 3 years ago

    what a capture! Did you direct them where to stand, what to do…:)

    Nice to see you post again – hope some drawing/paintings to follow soon!

  • Thanks, Pnina!;-)
    I should actually go back to drawing or digital art, for my soul… I’ve had a “dry” period lately.

    – Gili Orr

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 3 years ago


  • Thanks a lot, my friend!

    – Gili Orr

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 3 years ago

    The colour in them is amazing.Nice shooting Gili :))

  • Yes, they are pretty creatures, in their own way;-) Thanks, Julie!

    – Gili Orr

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thanks, Andrea!

    – Gili Orr

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work, reminds me of the film Edward Scissorhands LOL,

  • LOL…
    and thanks again!!

    – Gili Orr

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    1 DAY ! 2011/07/03


  • Thanks a lot, Margaret!

    – Gili Orr

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