Image: First Steps - Justin Gilligan

First Steps - Justin Gilligan

Christmas Island’s red crabs migrate to the coast during the wet season where they release their eggs into the sea. After a month, the larvae emerge as air-breathing critters, barely 5mm across. This baby crab was photographed as it took its first steps of a life on land.

Photographer:
Justin Gilligan
Rights:
© Justin Gilligan

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