CCC was found along the tidal pool walls before the waves of the ocean came in and drew me out. There were several small crabs but I was lucky to find this large palm-sized fellow tucked away.
He seemed to GLOW with the vibrant red and green with zebra stripes……a gorgeous little creature!
We only had time to photograph crabs, snails and anemones on one day at the tidal pools along the San Diego/La Jolla coast line before the tide came in roaring and angry with water that made u shiver even from a distance.
La Jolla Shores beach line, California, 6/23/11


  • Andrew Trevor-Jones
    Andrew Trevor-...over 3 years ago

    Christmas in June? Great detail in this shot. The lighting makes it look sinister.

  • I sure didn’t wanna know if it was sinister to be honest…no fingers or toes went near this guy :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    What a colorful little guy! Sweet image!

  • he was such a little beauty Pamela! I couldn’t get near most of them as they were too far down rocks and crevices…this one I was lucky with

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 3 years ago

    Wow, fabulous crab and great photo Carla, thanks for showing us!! :O)

  • aw thanx Vanessa! Was a wonderful sight to see these again in the wild!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    fantastic picture! light, colors, perspective, originality, everything is perfect! xx

  • thanx again Manon! He was so beautiful!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    How beautiful Carla. I have never seen one. I have heard of them. Gorgeous photo.

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