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Nature's Best Photography: A crab takes a defensive stance in Madagascar

Nature’s Best Photography’s Conservation Photographer of the Year for this year’s Windland Awards is Cristina Mittermeier. Cristina travels the globe as the President of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), a group that has become a force in furthering environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography.

Cristina Mittermeier / Nature's Best Photography

The land crab inhabits the Ambodihavibe Bay region in northern Madagascar.

Photographer Cristina Mittermeier said:
“This location in Madagascar is the site of a major protected marine area that was established with the help of Conservation International to study coastal marine ecosystems, because they potentially give us a low-cost option for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.”

Photographic information:
Camera: Sony DSLR-A900; focal length 16.0 mm; 1/500 sec at ƒ/9.0; ISO 250

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