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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