This was taken in January 2011 at North Beach,North of Perth,Western Australia.Just after a brief early morning shower all the crabs decided to come out of their hideaways.They just loved the moisture and were everywhere over the rocks.
Photo taken with a Nikon D90 Dslr and a Tamron 18-270mm Dill VC Asperical Macro lens.


beaches, north beach, western australia, perth, nature, crabs, macro, close up


  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 3 years ago

    I just saw this come up on the top and it looked so interesting so I had to come see it…I love it wow! what a picture of this beautiful, Crabs..their colors are wonderful and those eyes are really something..
    Great shot Heath

  • Thank you very much for your very inspiring comments Sherri.Yes crabs have the most amazing colours.They are very cheeky too.They are so quick to hide just when you are about to photograph them!!

    – Heather Thorning

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 3 years ago

    I just looked at them larger they sure are colorful..I never saw anything like them..

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Magic capture Heather! Love their big eyes and expression!

  • Thanks very much Mary.Appreciated!

    – Heather Thorning

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Fantastic Capture Great Iamge and colors.. Awesome in large view.

  • Thanks heaps for your comment Maggie.

    – Heather Thorning

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 3 years ago

    That is an awesome capture. I love their colouring

  • Thanks heaps Kym.

    – Heather Thorning

  • Tony Cave
    Tony Caveover 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture Heather, great macro. Treamendous colour & composition, love the angle of the two crabs. Perfect!!!

  • Thank you so much for your awesome comments Tony.Appreciated!

    – Heather Thorning

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 3 years ago

    A great shot! Love the colors!

  • Thank you Barbara.

    – Heather Thorning

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 3 years ago

    Well done, great capture, awesome in fact, and a fav!

  • Thanks very much Adrian and for the fave!!

    – Heather Thorning

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • NolsNZ
    NolsNZover 3 years ago

    They have turned out wonderful – well done you. Perhaps I should post the one of you bent over the rocks trying to capture them that I thought wasn’t in my shot!

  • Thanks very much Nola.That may not be a pretty sight if you posted that one!!!!

    – Heather Thorning

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