Mini mar... en el mar

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps [?]

Comments (125)

bettyzimmermann-matt… on March 7, 2011

Parece un huevo de otro planeta. Fantastico. La belleza pura.


Bravo, Toto et merci pour le partage.

Bisou. Betty

SUSICOLORADA on March 8, 2011

Que belleza!!!... Viste? "hay otros mundos pero están en éste".

The Stardust21 on March 10, 2011

Impressive!Never seen such clear.Like + YS!

<Naklaj21> on March 11, 2011

very very interesting shot!

Like + favorite

best wishes : )

veranik on March 11, 2011

The unreal world...


JuliaL on March 16, 2011

another world?:)You is artist,Toto,LIKE and friendly greetings:)

Pozlp风格 on March 16, 2011

美丽的照片!Nice photo!

好球! Good shot! 精彩的拍摄! Wonderful shot!

* Like 44 & Fv *

Cordially greetings,from Shanghai Pozlp

Mel Figueroa on March 16, 2011


  • Los mejores deseos

    Recibe saludos de México, Mel

Very good composition! Like! Greetings Nick.

Michele Cassani on March 16, 2011

uau... che idea caro amico Toto!

Un caro saluto


dziwnowik on March 17, 2011


♥ YSL ♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

katlin on March 18, 2011

Wow! This is sensational, Toto! Congratulations!

Like and Favorit!

Greetings, Katlin

Mihály Mondovics on March 20, 2011

Super macro. LIKE

Toto Franchi on March 26, 2011

Thanks for your interest, grat comments, Like´s and YS for this image dears friends Amoot, Medicament, Rita, Susi, Daniel, Carlos, Silvia, Annemarie, Gaudenzio, Sylvie, Gyöngyi, Alina, Javier, Sergio, Diana, Achiper, Betty, Sorina, NAKLAj21, Veranik, Julia, Pozlp, Mel, Nick, Michele, Peter, Katlin and Momondovics!!!

This container so special (eggs capsules) is made by a marine snail, Adelomelon brasiliana, within it lays its eggs and a liquid mixed with proteins and sugars that serve as food!!!! The snails create this big egg (a little larger than the chicken egg) with a membrane, like plastic, but a little softer .... they do to protect their tiny eggs and snails from predators!!! When small snails have grown enough, the big egg breaks and they are released into the sea!!! Smart nature, right?

Sometimes .. by the action of the tides and strong winds, the eggs are washed up on the beach where they are often found broken, but in such cases like this, you can be found whole eggs with small snails in it!!!

Friendly greetings for all, Toto

Boban Onosimoski on March 26, 2011

Beautiful !!


Best regards from Macedonia

wilma1812 on March 29, 2011

Very interesting and beautiful.

I have never seen or heard of something like that, wonderful!!


Susana Carrasco on April 20, 2011

Maravillas de la naturaleza. Muy interesante. Like. Saludos desde Santiago de Chile

Toto Franchi on April 23, 2011

Hi b.onosimoski and Wilma!!! I went to the beach early in search of sunrise over the waves but some rebels clouds did not allow me to see it as I expected... anyway I found these strange eggs-capsules that caught my attention!!! I took several photos and then I returned capsules (with live snails inside) on the sea before falling prey to gulls!!! Thank you very much for your visit so enjoyable and LIKE´s!!!

Hola Susana, gracias por tu visita tan amena, es un placer poder compartir estas bellas y extrañas formas que nos regala la naturaleza en estas latitudes!!! Gracias también por el LIKE!!!

Friendly greetings for all, Toto

nanoinca on April 26, 2011

Hola Toto tanto tiempo... Cuando era chico solíamos ir de vacaciones a San Clemente del Tuyú y algunas veces estaba llena la playa de éstos huevos, con los cuales hacíamos grandes y peligrosas "guerras" Nunca supe de qué bicho eran. De qué bicho son??? y espero que nunca se les de por vengarse si vuelvo a la playa. Perdonen bichos... Saludos desde el ventosísimo Bariloche.

Sanja Kosanovic on May 7, 2011

Great shot!


Regards, S.

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo taken in Villa Gesell Partido, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 18, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Toto Franchi
    • Taken on 2011/01/15 06:20:00
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 135.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash