Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko shows us that snails are so much more than incredibly slow-moving mollusks who leave slimy trails and sometimes end up on people’s dinner plates. By looking at his photos we learn that snails appear to be curious, playful and even affectionate.
Shot in the woodland area near his home town in Berdichev, located in the Zhytomyr Oblast of northern Ukraine, Mishchenko’s beautiful photos are apparently unstaged. Instead he relies on an extraordinarily keen eye for spotting wildlife:
'As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures,' he said. 'As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.'
Workspace rearrangements: 3
Pauses, tea (COFFEE) breaks and naps: 4 (but no naps)
Utilizing social media: Too many to count/ongoing
Back to work.
You’re staying with your first draft for all the wrong reasons. It’s time to break free and get to the story you were always meant to write!
Great advice — especially Step 3 (the terrifying one).
everyone stop what you’re doing
there’s a platypus on your dash
Reblogging because I don’t think I have ever seen a platypus walk before and…just…squeak.
Platypus are land critters almost as weird as my beloved freaky sealife. Between the monotreme thing, the walk that looks like they have the anatomy of a crocodilian under their fur, the beak part, and the fact that they’ve got ten sex chromosomes (seriously), they’re some of the most freaktacular land beasties around.
The males are also venomous and can deliver their venom through this protrusion on their hind leg.
They fucking lay eggs
The females have no nipples. They have slits in their abdomen which lactate. The milk goes down their fur, and the young suckle on that.
Hi Katherine! I’ve loved visiting Glacier Hills. You can find my P.O. Box address right here at my website, under “Frequently Asked Questions”: http://jacquelinewest.com/faq.php
You can always email me too; my email address is down at the bottom of the same “FAQ” page.
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