Sunday, 15 February 2015

Light-blue Soldier Crab

These crab are a common sight on many sandy beaches in Australia - they are called Light-blue Soldier Crabs.

These were trundling about on the beach at Coles Bay, Tasmania.





Each crab is a couple of cm across so they are not in the toe stealing / wounding size!

You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday2 and I Heart Macro.  SM

33 comments:

  1. So that's what they are! I snapped them at The Basin in Ku-ring-gai Chase in Sydney last winter.
    Nice shots of these tiny tackers.

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  2. I like the blue on them. There were a lot of crabs at times on Cairns beach but they were much bigger and I think had no blue.

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  3. Very interesting! Such a brilliant blue!
    Have a beautiful day!
    Lea

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  4. Beautiful blue color has the crab.
    Beautiful photos Stewart.

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  5. First time I've ever seen one of these little guys.

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  6. They are kind of cute! There are a lot of them there, I wouldn't want to step on one.. Great shots. Have a happy week!

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  7. Excellent crabs. Certainly beats the one of two we tend to see on our local beaches.

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  8. they sure are pretty little fellows

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  9. I've never seen these crabs before. They are beautiful creatures! And you got some great shots of them there :)

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  10. Very pretty for such a small crab, nice to know they won't tear a toe off:) Great shots.

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  11. Cute little guys, except they do slightly resemble spiders! I don't think I have ever seen these before.

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  12. They're so tiny! I like the blue color.

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  13. Tiny little critters..A little creepy I think..I guess one would jump if they skittered across ones toes?? Great pictures..

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  14. Cute little critters they are and you do find the good ones, Stewart! Hope you have a great new week!!

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  15. That's cool. My first thought would be that I wouldn't want to get too close, but then I'd have to rush up and get some pictures.

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  16. These crabs are an amazing, almost luminous blue. Fascinating macros.

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  17. Wonderful pictures, that must have been an amazing sight.

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  18. Wonderful pictures, that must have been an amazing sight.

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  19. Pretty blue backs Stewart. Thanks as always for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  20. Great shots, I'm thrilled!
    This is my macro contribution :
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    Greetings from germany

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  21. Фото вражають))) але я би втікала із цього пляжу щойно би побачила цих створінь :)

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

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  22. Those are the prettiest crabs I've ever seen -- they look like children's toys. Cool.

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  23. Quite lovely little creatures.

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  24. Cute little things and the colour is pretty too.

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  25. I just love these sweet little crabs! The sand is glistening in the sun and they soldier on, making the beach look like it's moving, I am sure.

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  26. I never see this before. Thanks for the wonderful pictures

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