You can just see the eye looking out. I came across these tiny hermit crabs (Coenobita?) in large numbers on a very low tide. They would tumple up the beach in the wash and, if still in the water, flip out and dig down, or if on the sand, scurry and tumble back into the sea. I lay in the wash shooting and enjoying their antics for ages!!

Emerald Beach, NSW, Australia

Diggin in!

If you look carefully you can just see the eyes of a subterranean crab in front of the washed up shell

Camera Model Canon EOS 7D
Copyright Notice Norm Farmer Images 2010
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/640
Aperture Value 7.1
Metering Mode Spot Metering
ISO Speed 100

Comments

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 4 years ago

    What a great find and fantastic image, Normf. I would love you to consider adding it into the Striking Shells Group
    Wishing you a lovely Sunday, kind regards from Esther

  • Thank you Esther, I’ve added my little vrab. Hope you Sunday is delightful too (I’m doing domestics while loading pics)!

    – Normf

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...almost 4 years ago

    Great shot! Look at that pincer!

  • main1
    main1almost 4 years ago

    very cool! I love the pictures down the side too. Great job :O)

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 4 years ago


    So nice that you joined Normf and thanks for adding your image into the group ;o)

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your Striking Shell Image has been Featured. Kind regards from Esther.

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 3 years ago


    Congratulations!! 5/28/11

  • Fantastic Karen, I’m thrilled!

    – Normf

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