Do you have any idea how long I’ve tried to take this photo? Years — years and years!
Ghost crabs are so furtive and agile that you usually just see a quick glimpse of their legs as they scurry from sight, down into their little den beneath the sand. But not this one. This one didn’t spot us walking up to it, realized too late that we were already upon it, and froze in place — hoping that we wouldn’t notice.
But we did! And I quickly turned into the crab paparazzi that I’ve always wanted to be. Surprisingly, I was able to get the front of the camera lens so close that it was almost touching the little guy. Unbelievable!