If you're interested in using any of these photographs in any way, please contact me. Send an e-mail to naturalhistoryphotos(at)gmail.com. Thanks!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Spiralling in

Channeled Top Snail (Calliostoma canaliculatum), photographed along the Bodega Bay shoreline on 23 November 2015.

Here's a view from the side as the snail was crawling.  The tentacles and a small dark eye are visible on the right side.  You can also see the foot speckled, with a fuzzy-looking texture.  And if you look closely, there's a partial view of the operculum ("trap door") golden and circular (although only half is in view below the back edge of the shell).

Here's one more view from below, when the snail was trying to right itself.

What a pretty foot!  And a beautiful snail.  I love the iridescence along the spirals.

No comments: