This about 1 1/2 inch (3-4cm) tall hermit crab has planned a great life. First it lives on the beach in the zone in and between the see and the land. Every time it grows up too much, it changes it’s house. But if it don’t find any shelter anymore, the soft part of it’s body hardens and get covered with a carapace, too. It still grows until this species has grown up to the big coconut crab (Also known as palm thief or Birgus latro). Amazing! Seen in the Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.

4 Features: “The Tropical Zone”, “This, That and the Other Thing”, “Close Ups in Nature” and “Amazing Wildlife”

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Henry Jager is a passionate underwater and wildlife photographer with an incredible sense for an unexpected view on the subjects.

Due to his outstanding portfolio, Henry Jager has been awarded Grand Master of underwaterphotography by the world’s largest and one of the most prestigious contest at

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  • Graeme M
    Graeme Malmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful macro ! Unusual and interesting

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Matt-Dowse
    Matt-Dowsealmost 3 years ago

    Cool Shot !

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    26 October 2011 – 1 image per 24hrs!

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 3 years ago

    Certainly beautiful artwork by your talent, This image would be suit for New Dimensions Group, happy to join us; moderate needed.
    Best regards,
    Sunny: Kornrawiee: Your host

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Stunning capture love it Henry.

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeour little creature. Gorgeous image.

  • Paulette1021
    Paulette1021almost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Paulette :-))

    – Henry Jager

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent capture!

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