I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Seashore Sunday

When we were at Sanibel in February, I captured a horseshoe crab!
                                      With my camera!
                                     He was just a little guy!
This is my wallpaper on my laptop right now, and has been for this past week. That's what gave me the idea of sharing him with you today!

They are such interesting, and prehistoric creatures. The last shot is my favorite one.
Up close and personal ;)
I love meeting the live creatures from the sea!
Do you?

Happy Seashore Sunday!

Love,
Del

22 comments:

FabricFascination said...

Those are great shots, love that last one especially.

Shellbelle said...

I LOVE Horseshoe Crabs, they are one of the most remarkable creatures from our seas and are beneficial to mankind. Did you know that no IV drugs go to market without first being tested for bacteria using the blood from Horseshoe Crabs?

They are captured, their blood is drawn and then they are returned to the sea. While some may see this as cruel, their unique blood has led to their survival being closely monitored and actions taken to insure this species does not disappear. Just as we donate our blood for good, so does the Horseshoe Crab.

Great photos!

Duni said...

What a cute looking little crab. I would love to be at the sea right now!
Happy Sunday!

Janet said...

I have never seen one in real life; thanks for that! Super cool.

SisterBatik said...

I can say that it's the first time I have seen one of those.

But I love seeing crabs on the beach, some are so small and camouflaged that they are difficult to see and then when you do, you realise they are everywhere : )

Foolowing you too : )

http://sisterbatik.blogspot.com/

Cheryl Kraynak said...

I usually only see horseshoe crabs alive in the water, so to see your creeping on the sand is way cool! Great pics!

Retro Junction said...

Great photos...thanks for sharing!

Athena's Armoury said...

I love Sanibel! Great shots.

Sher said...

Those are great pics! That last one would make a great background.

julie cavender said...

They look so prehistoric. I think that's so interesting about the blood being drawn for testing. Thanks for sharing.

Melody said...

That's awesome! I love how close you were able to get.

Giggly said...

I would be so thrilled to see one of these guys in person on the beach! Great pics!
I love all sea creatures. :D

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I've only seen the shells on the beach..., great to see one alive and crawling -what a capture!!

BeautifulDees said...

It was so nice to hear from you again...I hope all is well in your corner of the world.
Love,Debbie

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Love the perspective of the last picture! I found an entire intact horseshoe crab laying dead on the beach when we were there in May. I have him on a shelf at home. They are just amazing looking to me.

simpledaisy said...

Ooh lucky you!!!! Great shots:)

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

SO COOL! I've only seen little sand crabs in person, except in Costa Rica when there were HUGE ones crawling up the walls (literally) of our beach hotel!

xo,
melissa

Dyche Designs said...

I've never seen one like that before, great shots.

My Life Under the Bus said...

We got to play with a very friendly one last year in the sound - it acted like a little cat! Great shots!!!!

Beachside Cottage said...

Hi - Am your newest follower - love your beachy blog!

Nice to meet you!

Hope you're having a great week!

:o) Linda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an amazing creature! We think it's the most fun to see sea life up close and alive! Gives you a thrill every time! ♥

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow that is just awesome! I think it would be so great to go to the beach and be able to take such interesting pictures!!

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