Alex Mustard - Pretty In Pink

Alex Mustard - Pretty In Pink

A candy crab hides in pink soft coral. This species of crab even nips polyps off the coral and attaches them still alive to hooks on its carapace to improve its disguise, living all its life inside soft coral bushes.

Location: North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Posted on 28.03.2014
Photo info - 11.10.2013: NIKON D4, 180 mm, ISO 200, f 40, 1/250 sec
Tags: Alex Mustard candy crab dendronephthya crab Hoplophrys oatesii Indonesia North Sulawesi underwater wildlife photography
Alex Mustard - Pretty In Pink

Alex Mustard - Pretty In Pink

A candy crab hides in pink soft coral. This species of crab even nips polyps off the coral and attaches them still alive to hooks on its carapace to improve its disguise, living all its life inside soft coral bushes.

Location: North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Posted on 28.03.2014
Photo info - 11.10.2013: NIKON D4, 180 mm, ISO 200, f 40, 1/250 sec
Tags: Alex Mustard candy crab dendronephthya crab Hoplophrys oatesii Indonesia North Sulawesi underwater wildlife photography