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Crab's Camouflage

By rrf105
This is a shot of a sand-bubbler crab taken in Laem Phra Nang in Thailand. To give you an idea of scale, this crab was about 3 or 4mm across (this is a crop from the middle of the frame). These little guys filter whatever organic matter they can find out of the sand, forming the "bubbles" that you can see behind it, as they go. When the bubble get's too big to hold they back-heel it and start another one. Each bubble takes about 5 seconds so they're pretty fast! It's not so obvious on this small version but if you look at its mouth you can just make out the bubble that it's forming.

Tags: General Crab Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: pcjackso, KarenFB, imjam

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KarenFB Plus
14 5.5k 177 England
24 Sep 2006 5:39PM
A sweet little thing, it looks to have been busy! Well spotted and caught.

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imjam 15 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2006 5:56PM
super shot with great detail just where it is required. Looks fantastic.
pcjackso Junior Member 15 7
24 Sep 2006 7:22PM
Interesting information.Good shot.

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