Robber Crab by Karen Stackpole

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Nayive to Christmas Island.

These titans of the crustacean world are the largest land crabs on earth. They have formidable pincers which could easily take off a finger, but they’re not quite as fearsome as they look. They live mostly by scavenging, which is why you often see them gathered along the roadside during the red crab migration, cleaning up the inevitable road-kills. It’s a food bounty for them, one of the reasons the population here is so large; in fact, it’s the largest in the world.

Fuji F6500 camera

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  • kia3
    kia3about 6 years ago

    fantastic shot

  • ryenart
    ryenartabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture! This guy looks huge!
    Nice colours and details Karen!

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleabout 6 years ago

    Thansk for your comment. He is pretty huge actually, about 60cm in length and very heavy!!!

  • Eric Finster
    Eric Finsteralmost 6 years ago

    that’s a cool looking crab, well captured!!

  • Thanks Eric, they are pretty cool

    – Karen Stackpole

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 5 years ago

    Very cool shot!
    Excellent focus and detail!!!

  • Thanks very much, I was able to get very close…………….

    – Karen Stackpole

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 5 years ago

    Congratulations you have been featured in Alphabet Soup.
    Please remember to enter this fabulous image into the Best of C Challenge!
    Sheila ~ co-host

  • Thanks Sheila, will do

    – Karen Stackpole

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    What a macro shot, love the detail, congrats on your feature! Dee

  • Thanks Dee, he is pretty cool isnt he??? :-)

    – Karen Stackpole

  • Fremme
    Fremmeover 5 years ago

    Great shot, awesome details and colors, well done

  • Thanks very much, glad you like :-)

    – Karen Stackpole

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Thanx

    – Karen Stackpole

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 4 years ago

  • I feel honoured Sharon, thanks so much :-)

    – Karen Stackpole

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