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Beautiful Ghost!!      They are beach cleaners i.e. they scavenge on dead material.. So if there are any leftovers by any predator on beach then ghost crabs are the one who take up beach cleaning job.. And due to their nocturnal nature no one notice them or their work!! <br />
     One of the dream frames I wished since I had this camera and I finally made it.. We got down from our cars for record shots of sea gulls (Pallas&#039;s) and saw this nocturnal creature out of his burrows.. <br />
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Beautiful Ghost!!

They are beach cleaners i.e. they scavenge on dead material.. So if there are any leftovers by any predator on beach then ghost crabs are the one who take up beach cleaning job.. And due to their nocturnal nature no one notice them or their work!!
One of the dream frames I wished since I had this camera and I finally made it.. We got down from our cars for record shots of sea gulls (Pallas's) and saw this nocturnal creature out of his burrows..

    comments (20)

  1. That's one of the most awesome crab photos I've ever seen. Congrats, man! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks fchristantfchristant :-) Posted 2 years ago
  2. Truly a fantastic shot. I love the eyes on these crabs. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Posted 2 years ago
  3. Wonderful shot from excellent low angle. The crab really stands out from the background. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you!! Posted 2 years ago
  4. If only this crab could see this photo of himself ! fantastic shot - well done !! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot!! Posted 2 years ago
  5. Perfect shot, wow!!! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 2 years ago
  6. Wonderful shot Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 2 years ago
  7. Perfect! I really can imagine what you felt when you finally got the dream shot!
    It is damn addictive!!
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 2 years ago
  8. Amazing depth of field. Razor sharp. I swear I cut myself viewing this one :)

    Dave
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 2 years ago
  9. Lovely image! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 2 years ago
  10. WOW. Just cant take my eyes away.... Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you!! Posted 2 years ago

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''Ocypode brevicornis'' is a species of ghost crabs native to the Indian Ocean, from the Gulf of Oman to the Nicobar Islands. They are relatively large ghost crabs with a somewhat trapezoidal body. The carapace reaches a length of 41 mm and a width of 50 mm . They are a mottled brown to yellow in coloration. Like other ghost crabs, one of their claws is much larger than the other. Their eyestalks are large and elongated, tipped with prolongations at the tip known as styles. They are common.. more

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
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Uploaded Mar 4, 2016. Captured Oct 31, 2015 14:12 in Uttambar Rd, Uttambar, Maharashtra 415717, India.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/7.1
  • 1s
  • ISO160
  • 230mm