Horseshoe Crabs in the snow

I headed out today to do some photos, basically following my nose. I hoped to see one of the Snowy Owls that have made it down to Delaware this year and stayed generally off Rt 1 in the beachy areas. I ended up going to Slaughter Beach because I could and got out to see what was up. There were practically no clouds in the sky when I started and by the time I was done it had started to cloud over. Anyways, I got these three photos I liked.  It struck me as strange/cool for these long dead crabs to be back in the water again, albeit frozen.

It struck me it looked like the crab was going upstream against a current that was pushing back the grass too
It struck me it looked like the crab was going upstream against a current that was pushing back the grass too
I liked how some were in and some were out of the snow
I liked how some were in and some were out of the snow
Here they are, frozen in time, a male and female crab in their mating ritual. The male is much smaller than the female in life and in death.
Here they are, frozen in time, a male and female crab in their mating ritual. The male is much smaller than the female in life and in death.

 

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