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Crabs with beach trash homes by Shawn Miller

By shawn.miller_6713

Canon EOS 70D


EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM




f 14

Shutter Speed

1/160 sec

Exposure Compensation

0 EV

Meet Edison! A blueberry hermit crab found naturally using a incandescent light bulb screw as a protective home. This is a great example of adaptive behavior. This is becoming a common sight on our beautiful beaches . I often find large amounts of single use items washed ashore on the Island of Okinawa. Common items washed ashore are plastic bags, forks, knifes, spoons, twist top caps, plastic bottles, razors, lighters, flip-flops, rope and cigarette butts. The hermit crab is one of the few animals that can successfully adapt with our waste. Our trash is becoming a serious problem on our shorelines! Its time to act!


Wildlife photographer and naturalist. Shawn Miller specializes in capturing the flora and fauna of Okinawa, Japan. Equally at home on land and underwater, Shawn has documented rare and endemic species of birds and reptiles to nudibranchs and shells. Shawn specializes in creating motion in still photographs ,fluorescence photography, environmental awareness and the protection of endangered species.