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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ghost Crab defends home

While photographing ghost crabs on Cape Hatteras, I observed a crab defending his hole from a would be interloper. The defender stood up tall and showed his claws. That was enough to secure his home.

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Date Taken: 05.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Avon, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © John Trainor