I spent a week in Trivandrum, the southernmost district of Kerala. A cousin of mine stayed there. One sunny afternoon, we decided to visit the beach and take a few shots. Well, the beach wasn't empty or anything. Take a look at this shot.
Perhaps you don't see much life. Well, if you zoom into the image you'll notice tens of crabs crawling around on the sand. Yes, the beach was full of crabs! Bright yellow crabs, about 10-15cm in total length.
They were really shy and would scurry into their holes (and yes there were a lot of holes in the sand as well) immediately. Luckily for me, I had my 55-200mm lens, so I managed to capture them from a distance.
This small one's ready to get splashed by the incoming wave.
Apart from the crabs, there were a few Brahminy Kites gliding across the air. I managed a few fair shots, thanks to the fast shutter speed due to the really bright light from the sun.
So I was done with photographing. I put my camera down in the shade and headed into the water to relieve my hot feet.