Brown and white moth quite common near the beach. Woodgate, Qld.
Salt water snail clings to a wet rock. Fitzroy Island, Qld.
Unknown beetle, possibly Oedemeridae. Woodgate Beach, Qld.
Red and black metallic bug nymph wandering around on the beach. Woodgate Beach, Qld.
Crab and Sand Ball
One of those little balls of sand you see on the beach provides some protection for a baby crab. Woodgate Beach, Qld.
Tiny sand crab is very well camouflaged. Woodgate Beach, Qld.
Female Bembix sand wasp removes some unwated material from the nest she is digging. Woodgate Beach, Qld.
Beach Rove Beetle
Rove beetle near its nest entrance on the beach. Woodgate, Qld.
Tiny mangrove crab is so small there are grains of sand bigger. Murarrie, Qld.
Worker ants (Irirdomyrmex sp.) clear sand and other debris out of the nest. The wind blew it straight back in. Woodgate, Qld.
Sea snails remind me of weird little elephants. This one explores a mangrove leaf. Rules Beach, QLD.
A herd of ocean striders in a mangrove. Rainbow Beach, QLD.
Tiny sand crab (4mm wide) hides among sand balls made by much larger crabs on the beach. Woodgate, QLD.
Tiny beach crab hides among the balls of sand created from digging tunnels. Woodgate Beach, QLD.
Beach tiger beetles mating. Woodgate Beach, QLD.
Female Bembix sand wasp is busy digging a hole. Woodgate Beach, QLD.
Herds of these tiny critters were skating across the surface of puddles among the mangroves. Rainbow Beach, QLD.
Half buried soldier crab. Rainbow Beach, QLD.
A Soldier Crab. One of my very early shots, the detail in this blew me away just like all the other macro shots I took at the time. Burrum Heads, QLD.