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King-size Crab
Photograph by Randy Olson

With a leg span of nearly two and a half feet (0.7 meter), the coconut crab would spill over most any dinner platter. But that’s somewhere this Palmyra resident is unlikely to land. Under the Nature Conservancy the crabs are protected. Elsewhere in the tropical Pacific this slow-moving creature—Earth’s largest land invertebrate— is a much prized delicacy.



Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 60mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/15 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Broken clouds
Time of Day: 4 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Fill strobe





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