Photo of the Day #855: Horseshoe crab


A horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus), photographed at Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware.

More like this

Such beautiful animals. I was at the shore last autumn and was trying to get one washed ashore back into the ocean (a bit timidly, it was later I learned that they are pretty much harmless) and was simply amazed at their anatomy. It is interesting how the species has remained evolutionary stable for so long.