Moving home – Strawberry Land Hermit Crab

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

At night Strawberry Land Hermit Crabs (Coenobita perlatus) scurry across the white beaches of Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef. They are terrestrial hermit crabs – this one had a particularly large shell and was heading for the ocean as it needed to refresh its supply of water. 
Lady Elliot Island, off Queensland coast
Canon EOS 1D MkIII, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM macro lens, 1/200, f8, ISO 100, Canon Speedlite 580EX, handheld

by Trevor Penfold, Raglan, New Zealand