Sally Lightfoot crabs are brightly colored coastal scavengers, found in the Galapagos Islands and across the western coast of south and central America. These crabs are important to the ecosystem as they eat dead organic matter and eating ticks off of the marine iguanas. These crabs are very agile as they can run in all directions, can jump from rock to rock and can climb up vertical slopes. It is rumored that they are named after a Caribbean dancer due to their agility. (galapagosconservation.org.uk)
I enjoyed photographing these beautiful creatures when I visited the Galapagos islands several years ago. The Sally Lightfoot is so vibrant. The reds, yellows and blue colors stood out against the dark rocks and made them easier to see.
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