Saturday, November 28, 2015

Snail and Shell

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Though the pictures were shot last year, during the season of rain, it was fun following the snail and this is one of the biggest snails I have seen ever. I watched the snail trying to pass through an iron handle of a concrete slab at home and it somehow entered its head and antenna but not the big shell on back. Understanding the hindrance, it reversed the decision and makes a move above the handle and the progress was amuse to watch.

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Monsoon or rain brings out numbers of hidden species and we couldn’t have seen a trace of them until there was constant showering. Many a time I have wondered how these stems shoot up only when the earth becomes wet and organise lives nonetheless things are invisible. Though science reveals almost, certain things amazes beyond understanding and I think that makes life interesting.

Coming to the snail, it has a wonderful shell coil that goes in shape of cone. I have seen snails, but mostly bear spiral shells and also smaller in sizes. I observe the snail’s shell pattern and shade was faded somewhere to make it look little aged, but I wasn’t sure it was the snail dead dried and stick to the wall days further from then. 
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15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a grreat post and info. Wonderful series of snail photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Christian Weiß said...

A funny animal.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like a BIG snail!

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Jeevan, thank you for your visit and comment. You have captured the snail beautifully. This snail is very common here especially during the rainy days.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic series of snails images.

L. D. said...

He really is a very large snail. They travel so in a funny way.

My Unfinished Life said...

I love watching snails too... in my previous office complex there were quite a few!!

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TexWisGirl said...

they are lovely and neat creatures. :)

GreenComotion said...

Bigger than the ones I have seen and quite the find!
I like the way you have captured your subject in its natural surroundings.
Have a Beautiful Day, Jeevan!!
Peace :)

ladyfi said...

Pretty shots.

Destination Infinity said...

Wow, this is the first time I see a photo of a snail with a shell. Good captures :)

Destination Infinity

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Snails are cool. That shell gives them so much more class than a slug!

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Twilight Man said...

You were so patient to sit and watch the whole journey.
Thanks for sharing as it made me learn something.
I have to be patient along the journey of my life too.

Anna Lozyk Romeo said...

Wow these are amazing Jeevan! :)

RUTH FASHION DIARY said...

Very creative..I love these photos..Great story about the snail