Mini mar... en el mar

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AnneliesMacro&More on August 11, 2011

the beauty of nature, it´s amazing and wonderful! LIKE


►Berat Qevî Endam on August 12, 2011

Very interesting

What is this???????????????????? ... I Like

  • Best wishes from IRAN

  • ... Barát

Emerson R. Zamprogno on August 16, 2011

Que interessante! O que será isto? Um ovo?

c0l0gne1 on August 20, 2011

Thank you for sharing this wonder of nature- the lighting shows the baby snails to perfection! Fav

Saludos cordiales, Gudrun

Toto Franchi on August 20, 2011

Thanks for your interest, grat comments, Like´s and YS for this image dears friends







For those wondering what this is? I tell... 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

André Bonacin on August 21, 2011

Muy interesante! Saludos, André.

Toto Franchi on August 21, 2011

Olá André, é incrível como a natureza tem surpresas a cada esquina com formas, texturas, cores e vida normalmente não entram em nossa imaginação!!! Estou muito satisfeito que o tema tenha interessado você!!! Muito obrigado pela sua visita e comentário!!!

Abraco, Toto

georgina guichaquele… on August 21, 2011

Interesante,extraño..Hermosa foto !!

Toto Franchi on August 22, 2011

Hola Georgina!!! Fui a la playa temprano en busca de la salida del sol sobre las olas, pero algunas nubes rebeldes no me lo permitieron ver como lo esperaba... entonces encontré estos extraños huevos-cápsulas que me llamaron la atención!!! Tomé varias fotos y luego devolví las cápsulas (con caracoles vivos en el interior) en el mar antes que caigan presas de las gaviotas!!! Me alegro que te haya gustado, muchas gracias por su visita tan amable!!!

Saludos, Toto

C haydeé on August 23, 2011

Hola Toto

Preciosa imagen y muy lindo el relato. LIKE y FAVORITA

Cariños, Chaydeé.

Klejnot on August 25, 2011

bardzo interesujące i ciekawe...miłego dnia :)

Toto Franchi on August 25, 2011

Me alegro que te haya gustado Chaydeé, la verdad que es un fenómeno muy interesante y bastante particular!!! Muchas gracias por tu amable comentario, Ys y Like!!! En tu galería estarán muy felices los peqiueños caracolitos ;)!!!

Witaj Joanna!!! Cieszę się, że to wybryk natury To zostało interesie Ciebie!!! Dziękuję bardzo za wizytę i zainteresowanie!!!

Saludos para ambas, Toto

Fabio Rosati on October 24, 2011

Per il sig. Toto Franchi.

Ciao toto,

ancora più bella da vicino,

fantastica immagine, grazie, Lk (68),

un saluto cordiale, Fabio Rosati - Velletri - Italy

Toto Franchi on December 4, 2011

Un piccolo mare... in mare!!! Davvero un miracolo, è un piacere condividere con voi Fabio!!! Un milione di grazie per la tua sempre cortese visita, buon commento e LIKE!!!

Ciao, Toto

Lady GooGoo La La on January 13, 2012

WOW great capture lighting and subject LIKE Smiles and all the best from Thailand! googoolar!

Toto Franchi on January 13, 2012

Hi Lady Goo Goo Lar!!! 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!!!

Smile too, Toto

Lady GooGoo La La on January 13, 2012

Interesting Toto thanks for the explanation! :~) googoolar

Toto Franchi on January 13, 2012

:)) Smile, always smile !!!

Lydie STUELSATZ-DERB… on May 14, 2012

Interesting and amazing ! YS Greetings from France. Lydie

Toto Franchi on May 31, 2012

Bonjour Lydie!!! Thank you very much for your kind words and welcome to my gallery! I'm glad that your interest in this strange way to pass the first days of life of these marine snails, nature always manages to make life thrive in adversity, right? Aussi je vous remercie beaucoup pour le YS!!! ;)

Amitíes de la Patagonia Argentina, Toto

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

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    by Toto Franchi
    • Taken on 2011/01/15 06:20:00
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