Sally Lightfoot Crab in the Shadows (Weekly Photo)

Galapagos Islands Animals, Galapagos Marine Life, Weekly Photo

Sally Lightfoot Crabs are a daily feature in the Galapagos. If you are near the coast, you should see them – probably hundreds of them.

They move differently than crabs we are used to in Canada. Maybe the cold water affects them differently but crabs in Canada are very slow compared to these crabs in the Galapagos.


This picture was taken on Santa Cruz Island. This crab was  just sitting there – and the sun made for some dramatic shadows.

Have you seen them before? 

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Hi, I'm Bryan Haines! I'm a traveler, photographer and Canadian entrepreneur. I'm a partner at Storyteller Media, a content marketing company for travel brands. I blog at GringosAbroad (Ecuador travel) and Click Like This (How to Use a GoPro).

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  • Gunner Eg May 26, 2012, 7:36 pm

    Hay Brian . I knew a good old girl named Sally , as for light feet, that’s another story. we are having Ecuador weather in NS too early. looks like we’re in for a hot summer, food will sky rocket. Hang on to your hats. and pocket books boys. 

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