Friday, September 4, 2015

Little Creatures

When we were up on the huge battleship in North Carolina back in June, we could see all these little white dots moving around in the mud (we also saw an alligator down there!).  If you look at them here, they kind of look like little white stones.
I couldn't figure out what the little white dots were.  So I used my camera to zoom on in.
What I was seeing in white were the claws of these little crabs.  The brown blended in with the mud from a distance.

Who says cameras are just for taking pictures?

19 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

I use mine to inspect things all the time

Steve Surratt said...

You must have a good camera, or a good camera on your phone. Nice zooming! I'm a cheap-skate and use "dumb-phones" that don't have very good cameras.

Linda E said...

One can learn many things from taking pictures! Have a great Labor Day weekend.

Sally said...

Who knew? But, then you found out. Good going, Lisa. :)

xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

neat and prehistoric looking! :)

Maggid said...

I never realized alligators could be found in North Carolina . . . of course, the many times i visited that gorgeous state, the terrain did not look like this picture . . .

Doesn't it sound like the beginning of a good story - when moving stones become crabs????

Cool Stuff

Linda said...

I've used my camera as a telescope more than once!

Michelle said...

Wow! Pretty cool!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

A super dooper camera to zoooom that in!! Those claws look powerful!
love
tweedles

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

very cool. trying 2 recall the rules of the waters? i always think it is wild 2 hear folks swim with knowing they could b n the very same waters. would make very nervous! ( ;

troutbirder said...

Indeed. I took a picture of a bunch gulls once & a closer look on my computer revealed a royal tern mixed in .... a "lifer" for me.

Montanagirl said...

Good eye! Now ya know! LOL

marciento said...

Best regards and wish you a wonderful new week.

Harry Flashman said...

I'll bet those things eat up all the dead fish and such in there. Crabs keep waterways pretty clean.

alissa apel said...

My sons would be fascinated!

Annette said...

Oh how cool! I guess I wouldn't want to walk in that swamp/mud anytime soon! I wonder if the alligators like to eat those crabs?!

Michael Manning said...

I miss my Canon camera, which was stolen. Nice shots!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

That's cool! I use mine for that all the time, too!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I haven't used my camera as a telescope yet. Got to try that out.