February 1, 2011
Alaska King Crab
Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos
Underneath the ice, spikes meet spikes as an Alaska king crab the size of a nickel crawls over a knobby sea star. After a dozen years, the crustacean will grow to the size of a tractor tire.
See more photos from the November 2010 story "3 Degrees of Japan’s Seas."
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