Alex Mustard - Deep Thinker

Alex Mustard - Deep Thinker

OK, the title is a bit misleading. This spiny spider crab (Achaeus spinosus) was particularly deep in the Red Sea, nor was it cogitating on life, the universe and everything, while it perched on this soft coral bush at night to feed on morsels passing in the current. But it is a fun pose and shows that under the cover of darkness, a camouflaged creature no longer needs to live a cryptic life.

Hopefully it is another nice splash of colour as the colours fade from our world above water.

Location: Sinai, Egypt

Posted on 28.11.2012
Photo info - 20.06.2012: NIKON D800, 105 mm, ISO 100, f 22, 1/320 sec, flash: fired
Tags: Achaeus spinosus coral reef Egypt night Red Sea spiny spider crab underwater wildlife photography
Alex Mustard - Deep Thinker

Alex Mustard - Deep Thinker

OK, the title is a bit misleading. This spiny spider crab (Achaeus spinosus) was particularly deep in the Red Sea, nor was it cogitating on life, the universe and everything, while it perched on this soft coral bush at night to feed on morsels passing in the current. But it is a fun pose and shows that under the cover of darkness, a camouflaged creature no longer needs to live a cryptic life.

Hopefully it is another nice splash of colour as the colours fade from our world above water.

Location: Sinai, Egypt

Posted on 28.11.2012
Photo info - 20.06.2012: NIKON D800, 105 mm, ISO 100, f 22, 1/320 sec, flash: fired
Tags: Achaeus spinosus coral reef Egypt night Red Sea spiny spider crab underwater wildlife photography