I was recently in Tonga leading a workshop on whale photography. Each morning before breakfast I tried to go for a walk to enjoy the view, and get some exercise. The islands were beautiful as were the beaches. On one morning I sat alone and just looked at the water and listened to the waves. My camera was in my lap but I was lost in the moment when I sensed some movement. So I raised my camera to my eye as I turned and saw this crab just staring at me. Perhaps he thought I would not see him if he remained still. So I did what every photographer would do, and took a few shots.
We shared a few moments then the crab scampered off and disappeared in the water along the shore. While not as exciting as photographing whales in the wild, this little crab did bring a big smile to my face. This years adventure in Tonga was fantastic, and I can’t wait till next year!