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Taken 7-Jul-12

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Keywords:Underwater photography, marine photography
Photo Info

Dimensions4000 x 2335
Original file size11 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken7-Jul-12 13:44
Date modified10-Sep-12 02:53
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D800
Focal length105 mm
Focal length (35mm)105 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.9
Exposure1/6 at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 3200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Dungeness Crab

Dungeness Crab

The Dungeness crab, Metacarcinus magister, is native to eelgrass beds off the coast of Western North America. It eyes are set atop stalks that can retract to shield its photoreceptors. Like all true crabs, this species is technically a decapod with ten appendages, the last set of two modified to serve as claws. This fellow and I had a long stare down before he finally raised both eyes up and I snapped his portrait at San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay. You can see more marine photography and learn about how the world’s coral reefs are changing and adapting in vedphoto’s upcoming Reactive Reefs exhibition at