Range Tracking

Ocypode Sunset

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My fascination with Ocypode quadrata continues with various shots of Ghost Crabs on the beach after a gold-tinged sunset.
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Ghost Crabs can see 360-degrees around with their eyestalks, except for directly overhead, so this Ghost Crab may not have a good view of me looming overhead with the camera.
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On the other hand, this Crab can clearly see me taking a picture given the high position of its eyestalks allowing for a good view of what is going on behind it.
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When caught out in the open, Ghost Crabs will draw their legs in tight against their side and hunker down in the sand trying not to be seen.
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A Ghost Crab atop a big mound of seaweed where the foraging is good.

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