Camouflaged Hermit

Hermit crab Pagurus novaezelandiae

They are everywhere. You can see a well camouflaged moving shell from a distance … it moves faster than its original owner would be able. If you get closer you can see legs and antennae. But you must get really close to be able to admire the details … the “fur”, the beautiful combination of the blue and yellow colours, the eyes on the periscopes. By the way, these guys had started to recycle long before we did. They don’t bother to build their own hiding places, they use the second-hand, unused, dispensable ones šŸ™‚

Keywords: hermit crab “hermit crab” “Pagurus novaezelandiae”Ā Pagurus novaezelandiaeĀ novizelandiae crustacean underwater undersea bottom shell camouflage camouflaged close-up “close up” temperate Pacific ocean