In the crab world size is everything. If you are bigger, you can eat it, if its bigger and alive it can probably eat you, which is what this fellow thought of me. When approached slowly for a closeup the crab decided I was in striking distance (and I was for a photo) and relocated to the waving leaves of the kelp. Once more I slowly approached, but kept to hiding myself behind the kelp as best I could. Eventually I was close enough to take a photo, but I was obscured slightly by the kelp, unable to get a clear photo. The strategy of hiding in the kelp was very effective, therefore I decided to incorporate this into the photo, where only have of what I see is where the crab is, and how easily it can disappear where I will never find it again.
Photograph taken at Windmill Beach, Simon’s Town, South Africa.