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Canon 500D with Sigma 120-400mm lens. Soldier crabs at Sandringham . . these crabs are brightly coloured and congregrate on mud flats and beaches in groups of thousands. They appear at low tide and bury themselves in sand during high tide or when threatened.

Uploaded April 2012

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soldier crabs, crabs, blue, mud flat, yolanda, sand, beach, claws

Comments

  • Emma Holmes
    Emma Holmesover 2 years ago

    Wow! Fantastic shot!

  • Thank you :-)

    – yolanda

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Marvellous work……!

  • Thank you :-)

    – yolanda

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Amazing capture Yolanda

  • Thank you . . they are pretty amazing, especially as they walk forwards not side not normal crabs :-)

    – yolanda

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 2 years ago

    Cool shot !

  • Thank you :-)

    – yolanda

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 2 years ago

    wow, great capture Yolanda, I can never get these guys in focus! They run away so quick!

  • Thank you Jenny . . I did get a lot of out of focus shots too :-)

    – yolanda

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 2 years ago

    Arn’t these so cool! :) A lovely shot!

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you :-)

    – yolanda

  • maggie44
    maggie44about 2 years ago

    Great work, this is a brilliant shot. I love the way the blue soldier crabs are framed by a hazy blue blackground:)

  • Thank you :-)

    – yolanda

  • Christian Eccleston
    Christian Eccl...about 2 years ago

    I LOVE MACRO

  • Thank you :-)

    – yolanda

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 2 years ago

    They’re only tiny, too, aren’t they? So you get extra credit for such a great shot! ;D

  • Thanks Donna . . yes they are very small and fast :-)

    – yolanda

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 2 years ago

    Going to vietnam?:)) so cute of them..

    My friend:)
    Such a beautiful artwork, thank you to inspire friends and me:)
    ……….
    A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
    Nelson Mandela said.
    ………..
    Best Regards,
    Sunny

  • Thank you :-)

    – yolanda

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