Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wildlife Photo: Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) IeShima Okinawa, Japan

This Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) was found inside Niya-thiya Cave on Ie Shima in Okinawa, Japan on April 30,2011.

When I was developing this photo and the wife saw it she wanted to know why I only took pictures and didn't bring the thing home to eat.  I'm a cameraman, not a fisherman.  You know what I caught.

This crab was hanging out about 12 feet (4 meters) above the floor of the cave.  I'm only half that size. 

Photo specs: Tripod and shutter cable with a Pentax K10D and flash  f/11   1/60   ISO 100  Lens at 250mm.


Doc said...

You know that particular crab could get you around 7-10,000 Yen depending on his size. Great picture but at those prices, you might want to take up fishing as your "new" hobby!

RyukyuMike said...

Why heck, that could have paid for the boat ride!