Little Crab on the Beach at Vilanculos

Little Crab on the Beach

A little crab coming out of his hole on the beach. As you walk along a secluded beach at low tide little mounds of sand next to a hole seem to be all over the place. Many of these are made by little crabs which have been hiding in their burrows during the higher water. Once the surface sand is dry they pop out and go foarging, always with an eye out for danger. Move too close and they will scurry back into their holes.

Photo Notes

The Little Crab was captured on the beach at Vilanculos, Mozambique.

Travelling light (more or less), as we were leaving for an island trip, I had the Canon EOS 60D with the EF 70-300 zoom. These were shot by simply setting the lens at closest focus and moving until the crab was in focus. Hence the short depth of field. All at f/8 1/500 ISO100. These were edited online in Google Photos.

 

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Bands of green shallow seas and blue deep channels off Vilanculos in the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique (hence the “Archipelago Colours” title).

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Magaruque Island. Island life on the beach.

Island Life in the Indian Ocean

Island life by the sea with a fantastic cloudscape. This was taken at Magaruque Island soon after high tide in the morning.

Island Life – Love to be there now

A sample of island life in the Bazaruto Archipelago, on Magaruque Island to be exact. I just added this picture to the collection, though I don’t know how it was missed in the first place.

This blog seems to have become dominated by pictures from our Christmas Mozambique jaunt. It’s been a hectic year, with little time for photography, though there are still a few to be edited from Nerja and local events. The Vilanculos area of Mozambique is just so photogenic, and it was a superb holiday. I am still editing some of the selection of photos taken.

Enjoy this one, taken just as we arrived, having travelled across from Archipelago Resort in the rain!

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Interestin colours in the sea as the tide gouse out at Vilanculos.

Colours of the Low Tide

As the tide changes in the seas of the Bazaruto Archipelago, sand is revealed in some places. The various depths of water display some interesting colours.

At Vilanculos, looking over the sea at low tide. The low tide lightens the colour of the sea, showing dry sand in many places. The deep channels remain a deep turquoise / blue colour. Sometimes it looks as if you could walk to the islands.

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Beach and more beach at low tide on Bazaruto Island

Beach and More Beach

This beach seems to go on forever with the sea on the horizon under a clear blue sky. The receeding tide on Bazaruto island has left a pool of water. Warmed by the Mozambique sun it is like a warm bath.

A beach on Bazaruto Island where we stopped for a while on the way to 2 Mile Reef. The receding tide left a big pool of water, but the beach seems to go on forever.

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See more of our Vilanculos, Mozambique jaunt in the Vilanculos Travel Galleries.