Above the crowd

UNDERWATER

Every year Spider Crabs (Leptomithrax gaimardii) move from the ocean’s depths to congregate en masse in the shallow waters of Port Phillip Bay. This individual, however, avoided the crowds by climbing a pylon under the pier, allowing me to isolate this image against the light streaming through the background.
Rye Pier, Rye, Victoria
Canon EOS 550D, Tokina 10–17mm wide angle lens at 14mm, 1/200, f11, ISO 100, Ikelite substrobes DS51 and DS160,
handheld, Ikelite underwater housing 6871.55 (with dome port)

by Richard Wylie, Victoria