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Monarch butterflies have the longest migration of any butterfly species -- traveling up to 3,000 miles from North American wintering grounds to either central Mexico or the California coast, according to the National Zoological Park, a part of the Smithsonian Institution.

PHOTOS: 13 Epic Animal Migrations That Beat Your Lame Commute

Monarch butterflies have the longest migration of any butterfly species -- traveling up to 3,000 miles from North American wintering grounds to either central Mexico or the California coast, according to the National Zoological Park, a part of the Smithsonian Institution.

Every fall on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, massive groups of red crabs descend from the forest to the coast to breed and release eggs into the sea. Their march is timed with rain, and the breeding sequence is linked to moon and tidal phases, according to Parks Australia, a government entity that supports Australia's Director of National Parks. Click here to watch the landscape overtaken by a sea of red during their migration.

PHOTOS: 13 Epic Animal Migrations That Beat Your Lame Commute

Every fall on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, massive groups of red crabs descend from the forest to the coast to breed and release eggs into the sea. Their march is timed with rain, and the breeding sequence is linked to moon and tidal phases, according to Parks Australia, a government entity that supports Australia's Director of National Parks. Click here to watch the landscape overtaken by a sea of red during their migration.

Beluga whales -- dubbed "canaries of the sea" for their complex calls -- migrate in sync with sea ice patterns in Arctic waters. They migrate northward in the spring as sea ice recedes, and then move southward in the fall as sea ice builds again, explains the Pew Charitable Trusts.

PHOTOS: 13 Epic Animal Migrations That Beat Your Lame Commute

Beluga whales -- dubbed "canaries of the sea" for their complex calls -- migrate in sync with sea ice patterns in Arctic waters. They migrate northward in the spring as sea ice recedes, and then move southward in the fall as sea ice builds again, explains the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Man has domesticated pigs for more than 10,000 years before Christ. Yet there are some interesting and amazing facts about pigs that should interest you.

Man has domesticated pigs for more than 10,000 years before Christ. Yet there are some interesting and amazing facts about pigs that should interest you.

The largest penguin species makes brutal migrations each year around Antarctica to breed and raise their chicks, according to environmental non-profit and activists group, the Center for Biological Diversity. They're the only penguin species to spend the winter on Antarctic ice.

PHOTOS: 13 Epic Animal Migrations That Beat Your Lame Commute

The largest penguin species makes brutal migrations each year around Antarctica to breed and raise their chicks, according to environmental non-profit and activists group, the Center for Biological Diversity. They're the only penguin species to spend the winter on Antarctic ice.

Each spring and summer, horseshoe crabs migrate from deep-bay and continental shelf waters and crawl onto beaches to spawn, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Spawning peaks around full and new moon high tides in May and June, and the spectacle is definitely a sight to see.

PHOTOS: 13 Epic Animal Migrations That Beat Your Lame Commute

Each spring and summer, horseshoe crabs migrate from deep-bay and continental shelf waters and crawl onto beaches to spawn, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Spawning peaks around full and new moon high tides in May and June, and the spectacle is definitely a sight to see.

5 Farm Animals That Are Probably Smarter Than Your Dog

5 Farm Animals That Are Probably Smarter Than Your Dog

Farmed animals are conscious beings with rich experiences of the world. They suffer from pain, feel emotions and build strong relationships.

Farmed animals are conscious beings with rich experiences of the world. They suffer from pain, feel emotions and build strong relationships.

Pacific walruses -- which inhabit the northern seas off Russia and Alaska -- migrate in sync with pack ice, traveling south during the winter and north in the spring through the Bering Straight, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Females give birth during the spring migration north.

PHOTOS: 13 Epic Animal Migrations That Beat Your Lame Commute

Pacific walruses -- which inhabit the northern seas off Russia and Alaska -- migrate in sync with pack ice, traveling south during the winter and north in the spring through the Bering Straight, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Females give birth during the spring migration north.

These rust-colored shorebirds have one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom -- a tremendous feat for a species with just a 20-inch wingspan. They fly over 9,000 miles biannually from their Arctic nesting habitat to wintering grounds in Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago at the southern tip of South America, reports Audubon magazine.

PHOTOS: 13 Epic Animal Migrations That Beat Your Lame Commute

These rust-colored shorebirds have one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom -- a tremendous feat for a species with just a 20-inch wingspan. They fly over 9,000 miles biannually from their Arctic nesting habitat to wintering grounds in Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago at the southern tip of South America, reports Audubon magazine.

These small birds make the longest migration of any animal in the world. Recently, tracking devices revealed they cover more than 55,000 miles annually, migrating from the Arctic to Antarctica and back, writes Audubon magazine.

PHOTOS: 13 Epic Animal Migrations That Beat Your Lame Commute

These small birds make the longest migration of any animal in the world. Recently, tracking devices revealed they cover more than 55,000 miles annually, migrating from the Arctic to Antarctica and back, writes Audubon magazine.


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These small birds make the longest migration of any animal in the world. Recently, tracking devices revealed they cover more than 55,000 miles annually, migrating from the Arctic to Antarctica and back, writes Audubon magazine.

PHOTOS: 13 Epic Animal Migrations That Beat Your Lame Commute

These small birds make the longest migration of any animal in the world. Recently, tracking devices revealed they cover more than 55,000 miles annually, migrating from the Arctic to Antarctica and back, writes Audubon magazine.

Another shot of Frank Loyd Wright's Fallingwater - Fallingwater is located in Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, just over an hour from downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

Another shot of Frank Loyd Wright's Fallingwater - Fallingwater is located in Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, just over an hour from downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

Traverse City Michigan, Hotels, Vacations, Lodging - Traverse City

Traverse City Michigan, Hotels, Vacations, Lodging - Traverse City

Brimstone Hill Fortress in St. Kitts>>> What a Killer View! >> Really stunning photo via Beers and Beans...

Brimstone Hill Fortress in St. Kitts>>> What a Killer View! >> Really stunning photo via Beers and Beans...

Slate River Falls located about 10 miles east of L'Anse,  Baraga Co,  MI

Slate River Falls located about 10 miles east of L'Anse, Baraga Co, MI

Notre #planete est belle, protégeons la.  Pour admirer d’autres photos, rejoignez notre communauté Facebook : http://on.fb.me/ThnI7A

Notre #planete est belle, protégeons la. Pour admirer d’autres photos, rejoignez notre communauté Facebook : http://on.fb.me/ThnI7A

Beautiful! This is know as a fire rainbow or circumhorizon arc and they are extremely rare

Beautiful! This is know as a fire rainbow or circumhorizon arc and they are extremely rare

There Are Hidden Waterfalls In The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon Just Got 'Grander'

3. After the Storm in Shenandoah National Park, Morning Star

These 17 Epic Mountains In Virginia Will Drop Your Jaw

Sunflowers....one of my favorite sights to see in early summer....there are two fields full of them right around the corner from here!

Sunflowers....one of my favorite sights to see in early summer....there are two fields full of them right around the corner from here!