18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Territorial spider crab

While diving at Lundy Island in the UK i came across a large aggregation of spider crabs. I creeped closer and closer to them in order to compose the image i was after and then suddenly this crab jumped at the camera and swiped it's claws.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Grant Thomas