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.

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