On the edge of the flooded Trinity River I found a bright red crawfish on a road leading to a nearby boat ramp into the river. The crawfish was in an inch of moving water, and doing its best to stay out of the swifter current just a few yards away.

As I approached, it raised its claws and held its ground, not knowing whether I was a photographer or a cajun chef. Alas, I was the former, so he lives to see another day. And I got this photo.

Crayfish on flooded road near Trinity River, Great Trinity Forest, Dallas, Texas, USA

Crayfish on flooded road near Trinity River, Great Trinity Forest, Dallas, Texas, USA

Canon 1Dx. 200mm. ISO 800. f/[email protected] 1/100 second. EV +⅔.