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The Cheerleader by LazyDugong The Cheerleader by LazyDugong
Boxer Crab (or Pom Pom Crab!)
Lybia tessellata

This crab had the idea to keep in his arms two small stinging anemones, for his protection. The result is very funny: you should see him moving those anemones, when feeling in danger. Exactly as a cheerleader! :)

Location: Seraya, NE Bali - Indonesia
Size: 2 cm

Camera: Canon Eos 500
Lens: 100 mm macro
Strobe: Inon Z22
Film: Fuji Velvia 50 ASA

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:iconpurplecow81:
This is awsome :la: It's like Disney set this up!
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:iconmollymonticello:
mollymonticello Sep 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
I have a bunch of these in my aquarium, they are really neat! When I first got one of my gobies, it tried to get in the cave where one of the pom pom crabs lived, and the crab punched it in the face with its anemone! The goby never did it again.
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:iconlazydugong:
You have a lot of interesting animals in your aquarium! Once again, you surprise me! :)
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:iconlongjohngold:
LongJohnGold Aug 17, 2009   Photographer
This and all your photos are amazing! :wow:
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:icondarkmatter77:
Wonderful shot! It is amazing the strange and unique wonders to be found in nature. This is a great shot of a unique scene!
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:iconjoeyv7:
How interesting . . .
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:iconjustfrog:
Quite amazing! Wonderful shot!
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