I think of crabs as being well-protected animals. Between their hard shells and sharp pinchers, I would never have imagined their low position in the food chain until I witnessed this atrocity. This poor crab was not victim to an otter or a stork, but the lowly seagull.
Nikon D800, Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 110, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/640s
Sure, the gull may have a strong grip on one of the crab’s legs, but how will it break the shell? Unfortunately for the crab, the answer was gravity. Give the crab a lift and let go.
Nikon D800, Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/640s
Yes, seagulls are violent, vicious killers. Some food for thought the next time you see a seagull circling above.