Snail might look humble for most of us. However, if you ever checked snail photograph featured on our site, you might start to admire their tiny world, which is extremely beautiful and fairy-tale looking. Of course, that is not the truth. They just look so pretty in photograph’s hands with the right snail, right surrounding, right time and right light. Today, we will present you with another amazing sets of snail photos by Polish photograph Katarzyna Załużna who spend hours and hours to take photos of snails. According to Załużna “The hardest part is getting the snail to cooperate. I like to photograph in the evenings as the light gives warm atmosphere. I use manual lens at F1.8 aperture so it is sometimes difficult to focus on the snail and many shots cannot be used. It usually takes me about 1 hour to get the image I want.”
Captured by Photographer Hendy Mp in the woods near his home in Sambas, Indonesia, a flying frog tries to hitch a ride on a giant African land snail’s back before realising it would be quicker to hop it alone. The funny part is the bright green Wallace’s flying frog was spotted giving the snail a quick kiss before it hopped onto its back where it sat for a few minutes. Not sure does the frog and snail know each other. If they do, what a nice friendship!
Using a macro approach, talented Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko reveal the amazingly tiny world of snail in front of us. With great patience and a steady hand, Mishchenko shoots his unwitting models in their natural habitats. Through a creative perspective, Mishchenko introduces a whimsical world of snails – how they kiss each other, drink drop of dew, stretch across gaps. Here we presented some of Mishchenko’s work and you can explore more on his website.
If you are ever asked about option about snails, words like “beautiful” or “cute” probably will never appear in your talking. These small creatures are often found in our homes and gardens and are deemed as pests because its hard to get rid of them sometimes. While today, we will present you with some stunning up-close photographs of snails which will leads you into a whole new world of snails.
1. Streching! – by Christos Kaouranis