Red Crab portrait


ANIMAL PORTRAIT – Highly commended

The first rains of the wet season (October and November) mark the beginning of the Red Crab migration on the island. Millions of adult Crabs migrate from the middle of the island to the coast, where they breed and release their eggs.

Christmas Island, Australia

Nikon D80, 10.5 mm, 1/120, f8, external handheld flash

by Justin Gilligan, New South Wales