Photo Of The Day – Bright Crabs Of Panama

Sally Lightfoot Crab or Grapsus grapsus

Title: Bright Crabs Of Panama

Location: Isla Bartolomé, Pearl Island, Gulf of Panama, Panama, Central America (8°39’2″ N 79°2’6″ W)

Description: Also known as the Sally Lightfoot crab or red crab or Grapsus grapsus, these bright crabs are common up and down the Pacific Coast of the Americas. And yet, this is my first time seeing them in Panama.

I’m always amazed that crabs looks so menacing and dorky all at the same time.

I’ll be heading back to Panama (and Costa Rica) to teach photography with UnCruise in November and December. Won’t you join me? 

Camera Canon 7D Mark II
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 800
Focal Length 275mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/1600
Altitude Sea Level

Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).

Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home.


I’m excited to be heading back to Alaska in August to host another photography cruise with UnCruise Adventures! If you would like to join me on this cruise and learn photography in some of the most spellbinding scenery Alaska has to offer, click this link for more info http://www2.uncruise.com/l/182202/2016-11-03/972p1 and scroll down to the Photography section.

If you prefer your boat-based photography learning in warmer climates, join me for one of two trips in November and December 0f 2017 in Costa Rica and Panama. One trip is from Costa Rica to Panama, including a transit of the Panama Canal and a number of National Parks and islands, while the other is the same itinerary in reverse. I’d love to see you on either trip and you can save $200/cabin by using code CH2U117 when booking either of those Costa Rica/Panama itineraries.

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