A strong southerly wind pushed these mating horseshoe crabs into the beach at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville Florida USA.

Nikon D2H 14mm lens 1/300sec f8.0 ISO200


hoseshoe crabs, merritt island nwr, titusville, florida, larry grayam


  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    what an interesting picture!!

  • Thanks Charmiene

    – Larry Grayam

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayover 3 years ago

    One of the oldest lines of evolution on the planet: descended from trilobites over 400 million years ago. Fascinating.

  • And judging from some of the barnacles on these that may have been original, thanks Ben.

    – Larry Grayam

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 3 years ago

    Great shot! Love the low pov. John

  • Had to straighten the horizon some but it worked, Thanks John

    – Larry Grayam

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    wow larry this is fabulous , never seen anything like these before – super sparkles on the sea too:-)

  • Glad you like it Jules

    – Larry Grayam

  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 3 years ago

    Didn’t know they did this! Nice catch with this one!

  • I had just shot the shuttle landing and this was less than 100’ away, lucky me thanks Paulette

    – Larry Grayam

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoover 3 years ago

    Very insightful, how big are these creatures. Nice capture.

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