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Gecarcinus ruricola (purple land crab)

I had never seen a land crab before. This crab is quite a long way from beach (perhaps a km) but apparently they do return to breed.


Camera: Nikon D2x
Date: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005 at 10:31 AM
Exposure: 1/60 sec at f3.2
ISO: 800 asa
Lens: 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor at 70mm
(equivalent field of view of a 105mm lens on a 35mm camera)
Region: Caribbean
Scientific Name: species related to Gecarcinus ruricola (purple land crab)
Tag: Dominican Republic
Larger image: 1999 x 1328
Raw image: 4288 x 2848

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