Life Lesson from an Ambitious Decorator Crab

This is a male Huenia heraldica arrowhead crab (konoha-gani in Japanese, コノハガニ), one of many species of crabs that use other organisms to adorn their bodies for camouflage and protection.

male Huenia heraldica arrowhead crab
Life lesson from a crab. D800, 105mm, Nauticam (License image)

Most of the time, decorator crabs seek out and acquire size-appropriate finery. In this case however, the overly ambitious crustacean kept toppling over due to the extreme front-loading caused by his choice of frippery.

Life lesson from a decorator crab. Who would've imagined?