in ecoTrain2 months ago (edited)

Yesterday was an unusually warm winter day, and I went for a walk along the coastline with the purpose to visit a specific pool of brackish water near the sea ...

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... to see if there are interesting animals to photograph since the weather really feels more like exciting early spring than the sleepy winter ... and in fact, there was plenty of activity in and around this water ...

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... insect larvae were swimming near the surface, some were breathing the air through the organ called siphon, situated on the posterior end of the body ...

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The mosquito - like crane flies ...

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... were resting on the straws of the surrounding grass ...

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... I found the crab in the mud ...

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... the small Pachygrapsus marmoratus crab, adapted to spend plenty of time out of water ...

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... and not far from there ...

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... a spider was standing on the surface of the water.

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Some long - legged flies were elegantly skating around ...

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... and the algae were covering the branches at the edge of the pool, crating an interesting miniature landscape.

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This is a wider view of that pool. As always in posts, all the photographs are my work.


That spider standing is awesome. It's amazing that they can do that.

it's amazing that they can do that.

That spider standing
Is awesome. It's amazing
That they can do that.

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