Sunday, August 12, 2007

Fiddle Crab Beach

On the way home from the office this afternoon, I decided to stop for a few shots from the Bridge over Boat Creek Marsh. As you can see, it was a lovely afternoon.

Looking west, I discovered one of those "smaller" parts of the world which we often seem to overlook at our size: in the lower right corner of this photo you'll find it: a fiddler crab beach.

They would be easier to spot if they all had little kites and drink umbrellas and floaty toys, but look close, and you'll see all these tiny crabs (with their one big claw) crowded up to the edge of the water like August tourists!

I went down into the grass for a closer look, and did come up with this one shot, but I perfectly understand how they tend to scatter when a towering giant appears on the horizon.

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