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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hermit Crab fight

In a shallow tidal pool, I came across three Hermit Crabs fighting for the possession of a larger shell. For a while I thought the drab grey one would win but it was two against one. Then a forth crab joined in ….
The smallest crab is about 1cm in length.
Unfortunately by this time my camera battery got too low so I never saw who the victor was.
Excuse the poor quality of the pictures but these were taken through the water.


Jo said...

OMW Even through the water, those images are stunning. You come across such photo ops, Joan. Have a great day. Jo

Gaelyn said...

Great sighting at the coast. But I still think those crabs could have swapped shells so the largest one got the largest shell.

Rhodesia said...

Great series of photos, well done Joan. Enjoy the weekend Diane

Jonker Fourie said...

Fight! Fight! Fight!

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