Benjamin J Bogard
Photo and Video based in NYC

Oh my brave little adventurer....

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In the morning and the evening on the Galapagos Islands, scuttling black and red crustaceans cling to the pier and rocks to feed on detritus and algae brought in by the surf. Younger crabs blend in with the black volcanic rocks and take on a bright red color upon full maturity. One of my goals for the trip was to capture this spectacular color of the Galapagos crabs.  The early morning on Santa Cruz provided perfect light and active crabs for photography. However, they were skittish around me and chose to hide on the pier walls or behind sunbathing marine iguanas. Keeping my distance to not scare more crabs, I captured some beautiful images.

Canon t4i     400mm     f/5.6     1/160     ISO400