Image: Swift-footed Crab - Jonathon Winnel

Swift-footed Crab - Jonathon Winnel

This is the Swift-footed Crab (Leptograpsus variegatus), a common encounter along the east coast of Australia in tidal pools and rocky shores. Here it is caught out of its element as it scuttles across the beach.

Finalist, Open Category, Up Close & Spineless 2009

Jonathon Winnel
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