Photo: Gerald Zinnecker all rights reserved
If you are indoors when it happens, the first thing you notice is the crackling noise, a chorus of clicking. The march has begun. Looking outside, the sight beggars belief: the entire forest floor, and even the roads that run through it, swathed in a sea of red. So thickly do the crabs blanket the routes to the shoreline that they can easily be seen from air. What we are witnessing is the annual migration of the red crabs – one of the most spectacular animal migrations on the planet.