Photo of the Day

December 20, 2017

Feeling Crabby

A ghost crab faces off with two least terns after getting too close to their nest in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Both least tern parents protect and incubate their nests, and both tend to their young after they hatch. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Steve Ellwood, National Geographic Your Shot

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