Slow and Steady
Posted by Shayla Simmons — 17 Apr 2013
In this gigantic world we live in, it is very easy to forget about the tiny. These small and minute may seem insignificant, but even the small have a story all their own.
Take, for example, the Snail. There are many types of snails... including simple slugs, just sliding around spreading goo in their wake. Snails are usually known for being pests, eating crops, feeding on the stems, roots and leaves. They are also quite tasty as a snack, with a little garlic and butter sauteed to perfection and eaten on a cracker, also known as escargot.
Whether misunderstood for their slowness, perceived as laziness, the JPG community has captured the snail in fascinating detail. The snails below show shadow, light, slime, bumps and, above all, personality.
Untitled by filippo
Slow and Steady by Michele Ivy Davis
Bottom up by Jean-Philippe Derout
snail by valentin jieanu
head of a snail by Bart van Oijen
Snail by Christian Pannier
snail by Carlos de Resende
Snail by Linda Banning
Snail ... by marc ling
Snail by Mark Andrews
Snail close up by Jody B
BOTTLENECK SNAIL by Brandon Moore
snail tales by Costas
Untitled by Liina Novy
Snails Pace by erik witsoe
Pat by Ashley King
Crossing Paths by Anca
There were sooo many fantastic images throughout JPG that it seemed too hard to pick out all the best photos. So please gather an infestation of snails and start a collection and post the link below.
If you want a real treat, since these small creatures don't move too fast, get out and explore new angles capturing the slimy guys and upload to the site and post that link to the section below.
Don't be too slow.....We want to see what you come up with!!!