a different kind of shell
This tiny shell is Thielea helicoides which is an animal called a sea butterfly that lives in plankton.
showing more of nature's patterns
it looks so fragile
the beauty of small
I have been working through a sample of shell sand that I collected last December. The objective is to find and photograph the micro-molluscs and upload them to iNaturalist. These are all 1-2mm. The next few photos are some of the individual shells, all shown on a 1mm grid.
The momentary "head up-tail up" display. It's all about displaying the bright blue speculum feathers and is accompanied by a whistle.
patterns in nature 3
plenty of seeds
This page highlights one photo from each outing. The subjects will vary - it will be whatever caught my eye or was most special on that day.