Spot the crab!

by Greg Mayer

I’ve just returned from Costa Rica, and hope to regale WEIT readers with further reports, but we’ll begin with a “spot the ____”.  This is from Playa Pan Dulce, near the tip of the Osa Peninusla in southwestern Costa Rica.

Playa Pan Dulce, Osa, Costa Rica, 24 May 2016

Playa Pan Dulce, Osa, Costa Rica, 24 May 2016

16 Comments

  1. bric
    Posted June 1, 2016 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Half way down, slightly right of middle next to the white stone

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted June 1, 2016 at 11:58 am | Permalink

      Yes, and much bigger than you think it’s going to be.

  2. Posted June 1, 2016 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Dead center.

  3. Bruce Lyon
    Posted June 1, 2016 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    A lovely very cryptic crab. I will not give away the location so it is fun for others to find.

  4. GBJames
    Posted June 1, 2016 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Charter member of the Cool Cryptic Crab Club.

  5. darrelle
    Posted June 1, 2016 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Very good camo. Reminds of crabs I’ve seen at Ft. Walton Beach, on the Gulf Coast of Florida near Eglin AFB.

    The sand is white as snow and so are the crabs, except for their eyes. If you try to look for crabs you’d be hard pressed to see them. Usually you only see them when your eye catches the movement, when they decide to move, of their dark eyes floating just above the surface of the sand like a Star Wars landspeeder.

  6. Torbjörn Larsson
    Posted June 1, 2016 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I haz crabs … cryptic crab.

  7. Posted June 1, 2016 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    easy peasy

  8. Mark R.
    Posted June 1, 2016 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Easy to spot, but I do appreciate its very good camouflage.

  9. Jonathan Wallace
    Posted June 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Nice one!

  10. Posted June 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, easy, but still excellent camo! I looks like it’s about to attack the photographer.

  11. merilee
    Posted June 1, 2016 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    found it, and its beady eyes

  12. merilee
    Posted June 1, 2016 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    and sub…

  13. ploubere
    Posted June 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    If I were strolling down the beach, I would probably miss it.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted June 1, 2016 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

      … unless it moved.

      But anyway, took me about three seconds. It’s well camouflaged but the background is not sufficiently confusing to hide it well.

      And sub.

      cr

  14. HaggisForBrains
    Posted June 2, 2016 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    sub


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