Remembering more fond memories from the Crab Program photography shoots, which turned into a wonderful presentation for Halloween! My fascination with Ocypode quadrata continues with various shots of Ghost Crabs on the beach after a gold-tinged sunset. 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. On the other hand, this Crab can clearly see me taking a picture […]
Flashback Friday: A look back at when I was in the midst of photographing the crab program. This week’s Supermoon has spurred the annual migration of Blue Land Crabs from their burrows inland to release their eggs into the ocean. According to the University of Florida’s IFAS Extension: “Blue land crabs reach sexual maturity in approximately 4 years. Peak reproductive activity occurs during full moons in summer. After mating, an adult female lays her eggs but carries the egg mass […]
Living in Florida eventually everyone ends up at the beach. The dogs really enjoy it but I am lacking the beach gene that causes people to want to go there all the time and hang out for hours. Here is a collection of photos without comment of a late afternoon Sunday walk on the beach with Bob Bruce, Janice Broda, and the dogs, Pepper & Sam.
Fish moving close to shore late in the afternoon caused a little feeding frenzy among a variety of birds as they scooped the fish up left and right. These photos were taken south of Sebastian Inlet State Park on the beach at Bob Bruce & Janice Broda’s house. Brown Pelicans, Terns, and Gulls were some of the birds enjoying the fish bounty. Brown Pelicans plunge diving after fish near the surface of the water. Royal Tern Sam enjoyed being on […]
Blustery conditions marked a Thanksgiving eve sunset walk on the beach with Bob Bruce, Janice Broda, and the dogs, Pepper and Sam. The sky was filled with Brown Pelicans who were having a terrible time flying against the strong wind. Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus) flying over the tempestuous ocean included a dark juvenile with two white adults with black-tipped wings. Storms often blow these pelagic birds closer to shore where the Gannets have little difficulty flying, unlike the Pelicans, against […]
Doodling around with time lapse photography to make this very short video. What better subject than the clouds? This was taken from the third floor deck of Bob Bruce & Janice Broda’s house looking out toward the Atlantic Ocean just before sunset in Indian River County, Florida.