14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ghost Crab emerging from den

During a beautiful Cape Hatteras summer morning, I "focused" on Ghost Crabs. These creatures are more nocturnal but warily come out of their beach dens during the day, mindful of the seagulls. This shot captures such a moment.

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Date Taken: 05.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Avon, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © John Trainor