Scary xeno crab is scary


Scary xeno crab is scary, originally uploaded by echeng.

We've had a day full of fantastic critter dives here in Alor, Indonesia. The first dive site was reminiscent of the muck at Laha in Ambon--a sandy slope with rubble patches--which was filled with photogenic subjects: rhinopias, seahorses, nudibranches, and more. We dove across the bay for the next 2 dives, where we saw at least a dozen species of nudibranch.

The xeno crab (pictured here) isn't particularly rare, but they are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. There is no need to leave Planet Earth to look for alien life forms!
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