18 January 2013

Cecilioides on plasticine

These shells of the land snail Cecilioides janii were positioned on plasticine for photography. In an e-mail, Francisco Welter-Schultes wrote: "...your picture looks really good, like the artist's interpretation of a scientific snail photo." The artistry was an unintentional outcome of the plasticine being an old piece with mixed colors (that story is here).

The piece of art is currently on display at AnimalBase. And a manuscript about the presence of this species in Turkey is in works.