Turneffe Islands
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For Curious Crustaceans
See, you don't need to go deep into the sea to spy on sea creatures. The Turneffe Atoll is home to a very healthy hermit crab population. Some are small, like this little fella – hardly bigger than a golf ball, in fact. While others are about the size of a small dog and look like they were hatched on an Alien film set. Keep an eye out as you walk around at night – hermit crabs are everywhere when the sun goes down – and have a look around the base of palm trees and bushes; you may see 10 or 20 huddled together at one time in an effort to escape the midday sun. Photo Finish: Nikon D800 | 24-70mm f/2.8 lens | Aperture f/10 | ISO-400 | Shutter 1/10 sec.
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