Roy Mangersnes  - Sally Lightfoot

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.

Location: Galapagos

Posted on 02.02.2013
Photo info - 25.11.2012: NIKON D800, 500 mm, ISO 50, f 13, 1/6 sec
Tags: Galapagos Roy Mangersnes Sally Lightfoot Crab wildlife photography
Roy Mangersnes  - Sally Lightfoot

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.

Location: Galapagos

Posted on 02.02.2013
Photo info - 25.11.2012: NIKON D800, 500 mm, ISO 50, f 13, 1/6 sec
Tags: Galapagos Roy Mangersnes Sally Lightfoot Crab wildlife photography