Roy Mangersnes - Sally Lightfoot
In my opinion, one of the most interesting species to work on in Galapagos were the Sally Lightfoot Crab. This medium size crustacean pretty much covered the lava rocks in the tidal zone and gave some amazing photographic opportunities. At this point I was waiting in the surf while the rest of my group was snorkeling nearby, just looking for the picture I wanted. The surf was rather small, but every other wave came over the rocks were the crabs were feeding. By using a small aperture and adding a polarizer to my lens I was able to slow the water down for the effect I was after, a “painting” of this colorful crab in the surf.
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