That’s only one of it’s names in English. In Spanish it’s known as the cangrejo de tierra rojo.

It’s a crab that starts it’s life in the ocean and as it matures makes it’s way inland. It burrows up to 5’ deep and is an important part of the ecosystem along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Although it’s not a great photo of the crab itself, I like this image because of the whole scene. I captured this image walking int the jungle at Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. The variety of shapes and colors paints a nice picture of the diversity in the jungle. And the colorful crab is hard not to focus on. I just wish I had been able to capture the image with it’s eyes looking at my camera.