Fun Friday: The Standoff

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my recent trip to the Aransas NWR, along the Texas Gulf Coast, to photograph the wintering Whooping Cranes. As this adult crane was crabbing, he ran upon a blue crab that wasn’t ready for lunch. As the crane worked at dislodging the crab from the muddy bottom, the crab put up a fierce (but useless) standoff:

Whooping Crane and Blue Crab standoff

Shortly after this image was captured, the crane began dismembering the legs of the crab, then finished his meal.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Bogen tripod with Wimberly gimbal head
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/250 sec.

 

 

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