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Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) by MotherNature

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Horseshoe crab eggs are an important food source for migrating shore birds. They are now protected in Delaware and Maryland after over-fishing drove their numbers to a dangerously low level. Don’t worry – this one was stranded but I put it back into the ocean.

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minorover 1 year ago

    Great find!…..Kind of looks like Darth Vader!! :))

  • LOL – You’re right! I never noticed – teehee.

    – MotherNature

  • Francis Drake
    Francis Drake9 months ago

    Something from another era of the planet or so it seems. A most interesting shot and when blown up the detail is fascinating.
    Best wishes

  • Good heavens, Francis! I just saw this comment now!!! Thanks a million times over for the lovely compliment and apologies for the late reply. Emily Post would never approve:>)

    – MotherNature

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature4 months ago

    Thanks so very much for adding this to your favorites, Navigator! I appreciate it greatly:>)

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