Spotting outside Rodanthe, NC, the Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy (CRAB) is used for beach nourishment projects along the Outer Banks. Built by the Wilmington District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the operating platform rises 35 feet atop an aluminum tripod propelled by a Volkswagen diesel engine powering liquid-filled wheels.
"Top speed of the CRAB is 3.2 km/hr (2 mph) on land and somewhat less in the water. Since the maximum significant wave height for operation is 2 m (6 ft), the CRAB is capable of operating in all but the most severe storms." Source: US Army Corps of Engineers
Shot with a Mamiya 7II and Kodak Tri-X 400.