My backyard is constantly changing. Yesterday and for the next days, it a beautiful stretch of beach called Playa El Gigante in Nicaragua. Early morning is the best time to find creatures on the beach in the gorgeous soft morning light. Today I scrambled along the rocks forming the southernmost edge of Gigante, happily using my bouldering techniques. I stepped gingerly as my feet were bare and the boulders were rough and sharp to the touch. I reached the point and sat quietly watching pelican rock.
I was hoping to capture some action in the tidal pools. I noticed a line of four hermit crabs rocking back and forth in the sand. The first shell was upside down and a crab was crouching as far inside as it could. The crabs were lined up by size. They were ‘evicting’ the crab in the biggest shell! Read more about this behavior here.
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