Image of the Week #38, April 17th, 2012:


From: Singing Snails and Killer Whales: Parallels in Conservation by Alexis Rudd at the Guest Blog.

Source: Photo by David Sischo.

This gorgeous photo of an Hawaiian tree snail peering over a leaf, almost as though into the middle and greater distances of the landscape contains all the color and mood of springtime. The photo, by David Sischo appeared on the Guest Blog post, Singing Snails and Killer Whales: Parallels in Conservation by Alexis Rudd. As Rudd notes, the snails “used to be killed by the thousands for their decorative shells, which people used as jewelry and decoration. Even scientists contributed to this decimation, as naturalists killed thousands for their collections. Personally, this scientist prefers them alive”.