Tiny House

Hermit crabs (with the notable exception of the robber crab) inhabit empty mollusk shells to protect their soft bodies. When in danger, they retreat into these shells. This strawberry hermit crab (Coenobita perlatus) had not upgraded its home after growing. As a result, the shell had become almost comically small and the feisty crustacean could no longer fully retreat into it.

Image details
Camera: Canon EOS R
Lens: Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro IS USM
Location: Tikehau, French Polynesia
Date: Jan 2020
Focal Length: 100
Exposure: 1/200
Aperture: f/32
ISO: 1000

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