Decorator Crab

Decorator Crab

A small decorator crab poses on a red gorgonian.

This small crab places bits and pieces
of eel grass and algae on his body
to camouflage himself from predators.

Although he stands out like a sore thumb here,
When he's on the bottom, he's almost impossible to find.

Lens: 60mm macro
Film: Kodak E-100 VS
Location: La Jolla Canyon
Depth: 95 feet
©2000 Garry McCarthy