Monday, May 12, 2014

Climbing masters – White-Lipped Snails

I found these snails in a few old blades of grass. They wanted to get to the top, no idea what they want there, on the top of old grass.
These are White-lipped snails; please have a look to the coloring of the shells. Some are without banding or with different numbers of bands. There was a discussion of the origin in the differences of the colors; one suggestion was an evolutionary selection by bird hunting but there are different colors in all populations. Now it is known that it is genetic and the association is a natural mixed bunch with many different individuals.

Climbing masters – White-Lipped Snails
On a branch.

Climbing masters – White-Lipped Snails
Straight up.

Climbing masters – White-Lipped Snails
One without banding.
Linked with Macro Monday.

7 comments:

  1. Excellent close-ups! Love the bands on the shells.

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  2. Great pictures of a neglected subject - at least you could use long shutter speeds!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. Nice shots of this little creature.

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  4. So fantastisch …vor allem das letzte Bild!Es scheint als würde die Schnecke Dich anschauen.

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  5. Snail shells are always have awsome designs. Even the marine shells are so interesting, your photos are great.

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