Sand crabs dance


Late one evening on Fraser Island, (off the coast of Queensland, Australia, the largest sand island in the world), I caught this moment of dance amongst the crab holes.  This little one was on the tidal flats in the early evening.  It was around the time blue sand crabs emerge from their nests to run sideways, chattering all the way to the water’s edge.  It’s a bit disconcerting for anyone, let alone a little girl paddling on the soft foreshore to be caught amidst this fray.  Where should she walk?  A possible nip, or a squish?

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