It’s the most wonderful time of year — on Christmas Island.
The red crab migration is underway blanketing the landscape in crimson.
And it is always amazing.
Christmas Island’s red crab migration is officially underway! pic.twitter.com/7qObidZnxh
— Christmas Island (@CITourism) November 11, 2018
Despite its name, Christmas Island, is far from the North Pole.
It’s a speck in the Indian Ocean, some 2,600 km northwest of the Western Australia city of Perth.
An estimated that 40 to 50 million of these red crabs live all over the island.
And officials do everything they can to protect them.
Such as rigging up barriers to keep them off the roads.
And safe and sound.
And specific spawning dates in November, December and January are the most incredible times to see them in action.
Christmas Island really is a sea of red this week🦀 The red crab migration, one of the greatest animal migrations on the planet, is in full swing! 🦀#christmasisand #seeaustralia #redcrabmigration pic.twitter.com/6MUfJ9Vp25
— Christmas Island (@CITourism) November 14, 2018
So do plan when to get your creepy crawly on.
Photos Christmas Island Tourism