Close up shot of a common hermit crab (Pagurus pubescens).
These critters are so funny to observe. Each have their own personality. Some are really brave and fights everyone and some hide in their shell at the smallest sign of danger.
When I was a kid I used to drop empty shells among a bunch of hermit crabs. They would always check out the shell and if they liked it, they changed shells.
If a bigger hermit crab likes the shell that another crab has, it will force it out to get better housing!
Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Laupstad, AndÃ¸rja (Ibestad, Troms) in northern Norway