14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A cast of crabs
The annual spider crab migration in the waters of Port Phillip Bay is one of nature's true spectacles. The crabs gather to shed their old shells and adopt the age old approach of safety in numbers as they mass in their tens of thousands while they wait for their new shells to harden.
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||Oct. 30, 2016, 10:49 p.m.