Photobombing Crabs of the Reef

I take a lot of aquarium photographs, both for myself and to share on the blog and social media. When I can, I take the time to frame the shots to minimize the need for edits–and when I can’t, I often crop the photographs for best effect. When you spend enough time photographing a subject, you notice certain patterns–some the result of photographer’s bias (for example, my tendency to photograph Magellan more than the other seahorses on the reef) and some that emerge from the subject itself. Three porcelain crabs (the pictured one is my oldest female, Ripley): Crabs, and hermits particularly, fill an important role

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