Of Dogs and Hermit Crabs

What do dogs and hermit crabs have in common? I wonder what kind of answers I’d get if I strolled down a typical busy shopping mall and asked random passers-by this question? Well to start with, dogs and hermit crabs have two eyes. Perhaps you could even draw some tenuous connection between kennels and shells. […]

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Top of the Hill

In the past I had described photographing hermit crabs as ‘low hanging fruit’ but this guy was not so easy. Clarrie’s Hermit Crab (Pagurixus handrecki) here under Rapid Bay Jetty is tiny, about the size of my little fingernail and was marching furiously around the top of its own private little hill. Despite the diminutive […]

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Shake, Rattle and Grow

Shake, Rattle and Grow I immensely dislike the expression ‘low hanging fruit’ but when it comes to naturally photogenic, patient, and easy to photograph critters then hermit crabs fit the category. This Hermit Crab (Paguristes frontalisi) under Edithburgh Jetty is wearing a shell that is probably a new acquisition and watching it struggle around with […]

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