Bowie-Crofton Camera Club 

Promoting Photographic Skill and Enjoyment
Throughout Central and Southern Maryland.

The Horseshoe Crabs are Coming!

  A note from Dave Ebert about horseshoe crabs on the Delaware Bay:
  The peak spawning day/night this year on the Delaware Bay will occur around sunset/full moon rise on May 25. The Delaware Bay is the best place in the world for observing horseshoe cab spawning.  In the past, I have been at Slaughter Beach, Delaware which is the official horseshoe crab sanctuary (, and gotten some very good photos see for example).  I am planning to be there again this year. If the weather is good and the crabs are out in number, the photography should be excellent because the full moon rises in the east a bit after sunset, so one can shoot the crabs well lite by the setting sun, shore and the rising moon in the east.

Background image by Dena Selby