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A Great White Breaches



Great white shark

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A Great White Breaches

Great white shark

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a minke whale passes under andrew peacock’s kayak in neko harbour in the antarctic peninsula 

Minke whale (see this previous post)

awkwardsituationist:

a minke whale passes under andrew peacock’s kayak in neko harbour in the antarctic peninsula 

Minke whale (see this previous post)

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This is real

Great white shark

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This is real

Great white shark

opticoverload:Photo by Dana Allen
Great white shark

opticoverload:Photo by Dana Allen

Great white shark

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(Photo/Info found here)
Christmas Island, a small Island in Indian Ocean, is home to about 120 million Red Crabs (see this post for more on these beautiful crabs) which migrate from the forest to the coast each year during the breeding season. At the start of the annual rainy season (last quarter of each year), fully grown Red Crab begin their migration from their burrows in the forest to the coastal areas of the Island. It is thought that biological programmimg triggers the migration and almost entire adult population of Red Crab (about 50 million) starts moving almost simultaneously to try to reach the coast at the time of high tide during last quarter of the moon in the rainy season. At the coast the female crabs release their eggs in water and once the eggs hatch the young crabs alongwith the adults start back their trek to the forest. During the migration, the crabs cover the routes to the coast so densely that from the air the entire island looks like a creepy crimson carpet. The to and fro migration takes about 3-4 weeks and during this period the crabs are almost every where - one the road, in the house, on the lawns, on the beaches and even in the public lavatories. During migration some roads are closed to the vehicular traffic and national park rangers/volunteers erect temporary barriers to control the juggernautic movement of red crawleys. The entire event is often described as one of the world’s most impressive wildlife migrations and has to be seen to be believed.

(Photo/Info found here)

Christmas Island, a small Island in Indian Ocean, is home to about 120 million Red Crabs (see this post for more on these beautiful crabs) which migrate from the forest to the coast each year during the breeding season. At the start of the annual rainy season (last quarter of each year), fully grown Red Crab begin their migration from their burrows in the forest to the coastal areas of the Island. It is thought that biological programmimg triggers the migration and almost entire adult population of Red Crab (about 50 million) starts moving almost simultaneously to try to reach the coast at the time of high tide during last quarter of the moon in the rainy season. At the coast the female crabs release their eggs in water and once the eggs hatch the young crabs alongwith the adults start back their trek to the forest. During the migration, the crabs cover the routes to the coast so densely that from the air the entire island looks like a creepy crimson carpet. The to and fro migration takes about 3-4 weeks and during this period the crabs are almost every where - one the road, in the house, on the lawns, on the beaches and even in the public lavatories. During migration some roads are closed to the vehicular traffic and national park rangers/volunteers erect temporary barriers to control the juggernautic movement of red crawleys. The entire event is often described as one of the world’s most impressive wildlife migrations and has to be seen to be believed.

Tiger shark,

Tiger shark,