19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mom Scorpion carries with baby Scropling on its Back

Scorpion. Keeping track of up to 100 babies is a daunting task for any mother, and female scorpions do so by carrying their scores of young — called scorplings — on their backs until the scorplings' first molt. This photo was captured while I found Mother Scorpion carries scropling on its back to protect themselves.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Reni Bannur, Karnataka, India, India
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © apurba Das