Light-Blue Soldier Crab


While photographing a passing Brahminy kite, this lone soldier crab caught my eye. It had separated from its numerous comrades as they scurried along in their armies assembled on the sand flats and it posed for a few snaps before it was off again to join again the troop of marching crabs.

Front Beach, Bowen, Queensland

Nikon D3100, AF-S DX Nikkor 55Ð300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, 1/500, f/5.6, ISO 110, handheld


by Ian Bool, New South Wales, aged 16