Saturday, February 18, 2012

Invisible!






These little fellows are ghost crabs - and one of the most interesting things I noticed about them was that as long as they were in the sand, they thought they were invisible, and didn't run from me.  But when they were on the road they wouldn't let me get anywhere near them, and I could only photograph the back of them, running away!


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22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hi Linda, great sighting of the ghost crab. They are quick critters. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Dianna said...

EEK! Not my favorite creature.... But great shots - and interesting that they know when they're "invisible"!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I see these quite often on the beaches here...so I spied him quickly. LOL They're fun to watch scampering sideways to get away from it all.

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Hope you're having a great weekend so far.

Jan n Jer said...

Soooo cute...they are tooo fast..lucky catch!

Snap said...

Love this series on the ghost crab! Happy Critter Day!

LadyFi said...

So cute!

Jane said...

Great shots!

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

So cute! My kids loved to go crabbing on the beach at night when they were young with their flashlights and nets. Those guys can move so quickly. We'd have a contest on who could catch the most, then, of course, we'd let them all go.

Mama Zen said...

That's really cool!

Daniel said...

I've never seen these before but I have seen other types during my dives.

Must have been fun to follow and capture with your camera.

Pat said...

Cute little fellow!

Kathy said...

Well, almost (invisible, that is).

Jidhu Jose said...

is their body transparent?

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Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I love their little faces! We saw them all the time at Myrtle Beach and I have lots of shots of CH holding them but we don't see them in Venice, Florida. I do have a shot of CH holding one on the beach in Boco Grande, I believe. About a half hour from Venice.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, he is CUTE!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Isn't it amazing what's out there! I've never heard of these lil guys before, they're awesome! Very cool find, Linda! =)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Cute critter.

Regards and best wishes

Andrea said...

Haha, these crabs are beautiful, i seem them sometimes too. But the crabs i love most are those with differently sized pincers and very colorful, i think they are called fiddler crabs!

Costin Comba said...

After I saw the first picture, now I know why his name is ghost crab. Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful shots of this well-camouflaged creature.

PS: How lovely not to see that horrible word verification requester on your blog!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! i love these shots!
crabs are beautiful! lucky catch indeed.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh you did well to spot them Linda, they are so well camouflaged!!