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Photograph by Michael Nichols

A mudskipper (Gobiidae), at left, and a mangrove crab (Scylla serrata) both hungrily eye a dead fish at the crab's feet on the slimy banks of a coastal lagoon. To obtain the mud-level shot, Nichols stabilized the camera nearby on sand and triggered the shutter from an observation post a hundred feet (30 meters) away.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon N90, triggered by a long cable with a video feed.
Film Type: Ektachrome 100
Lens: 20mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/22
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Two flashes mixed with available light
Special Equipment or Comments: I was sitting a hundred feet (thirty meters) away watching via a video feed.


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