So much fun with these tiny guys. There are plenty of them in the weed stacks and the submerged railings around the Ti Point Wharf. They are very curious, when I try to photograph them they tend to approach my camera and crawl its housing and lens port.
The picture above would benefit from a better background, however, it’s an example of what these crustaceans do. I tried to photograph one crawling the brown branch (out of focus in the background). It swam towards the camera and tried to land on its port. I pressed the shutter a moment before the landing.
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