Given the time and emotional energy is takes to produce a masterpiece, it's not so surprising that some of the greatest artists throughout history may have come across as a bit aloof or easily irritable -- but in nature, there's one expert sand sculptor that may be crabbiest of all. Meet the Sand Bubbler crab, a crafty little beach-dweller native to the Indo-Pacific whose beautiful sand sphere creations are quite unintentionally artful.
Here's a nice video, filmed in Malaysia, of the sand bubbler crab in action:
Like a lot of the most fascinating art forms, particularly ones that use nature as its medium, the sand bubblers delicate creations are fleeting. Each time high tide returns, the sand ball arrays crumble and are washed away, all while leaving behind more food particles to fuel the tiny crab's next accidentally artistic pursuits.
This one above looks to me like a flying cat with wings who's carrying a whip.