Crabby but Colorful

Today’s post features a couple more images I captured while photographing the Sea of Cortez, off the Baja MX peninsula a few years ago.

The Sally Lightfoot Crab, according to a Galapagos Conservation group, is rumored to have been named after a Caribbean dancer, thanks to its agility and her lightfoot way of dancing. The Sally Lightfoot crab has ten legs and is able to run in four directions.

Not only are they a brilliant color, but are quite interesting to watch as they quickly move about when approached.

Here are a couple of images that I previously have not published:

Sally Lightfoot Crab

Sally Lightfoot Crab

Quite colorful on a otherwise drab, barnacle-covered shoreline!


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC, at ~540 mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/9 and f/11
  • Shutter Speed 1/800 sec. and 1/200 sec.



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