This is one of two species of Ghost grab found in my area (the other, more common being the Smooth-handed ghost crab (Ocypode cordimana)). These crabs are called ghosts because they are well camouflaged or translucent, and disappear from sight almost instantly, scuttling at speeds up to 10 miles per hour, while making sharp directional changes. These creatures have two black eyes, with very good 360° vision.
At dusk, these crabs will sprint to the ocean in order to obtain oxygen from the water which washes over their gills, and in the beginning of the summer, females will release their eggs into the ocean.
Emerald Beach, NSW, Australia
Canon EOS 7D
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/400
Aperture Value 7.1
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM