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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Blue Sky Beach at Mid Day

It’s mid day, blue sky beach. A great time to be on holiday. The dhows are parked in the shallows, waiting for the cooler afternoon and higher tide to take their load of fishermen or tourists.

Actually it was very hot, and a good time to be in the shade nursing a cold beer. Mid day is not a good time to be taking photos anyway, blue sky, beach or not. But the scene needed to be capture and I am quite pleased with the result.

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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.

Many photographers looking at this shot will immediately think “polariser”. That’s what I as soon as I saw the picture. A dig in my camera bag unearthed the Cokin mounts. But no filters! The filters were back in the UK, after I did a last minute camera bag change! It just shows – check your kit, and check it again!

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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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Ripples in the sand on the beach at low tide - Bazaruto island.

Ripples in the Sand

The tide went out and left ripples in the sand with a bit of water.
There’s even a crab.
Bazaruto Island, Mozambique.

The tide has gone out, leaving some water on this low lying section of beach on Bazaruto Island. The outgoing waters have left interesting ripples in the sand with a bit of detritus. And a crab looking for food.

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