The Ghost On The Beach

July 30, 2014

Ghost Crabs are common on Mid-Atlantic but not often seen.  Their burrows in the beach are clearly evident but they are a wary critter, afraid of passing predators like gulls just waiting to feast on them.  I waited patiently this evening for one to come out of its hole in the beach and sure enough out it came.  It went right to the high tide drift line to search for its dinner.

  • Tony Pratt is the administrator of the Shoreline and Waterway Management Section of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. He is a scientist and naturalist, well versed in nature study.

    Pratt is a lifelong photographer who has worked closely with Kevin Fleming since 2007. His interests in photography range from wildlife and landscapes to portraiture work.

    His photography can be seen at and at the Kevin Fleming and Friends Gallery, 239 Rehoboth Ave. in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.