Wood Snails How beautiful are these? Love the #colour, the #texture and the fact that they are made of wood. Wow!

Emerald green snails or Manus Island tree snails. Endangered because of the demand for jewelry making and shell collectors.

Sea Shells, Sand dollar on the beach. This would make a beautiful poster.

Close-up of Sand Dollar, Auger shells, & Snail shells on the beach.

Shells

Sea hells with the universal spiral.

Epitonium scalare (Linnaeus, 1758)  -  C.Chen

Epitonium scalare (Linnaeus, - C.

Siratus alabaster - Paul Starosta

Siratus alabaster - Paul Starosta

Yes, it's real!! A giant ammonite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonoidea) fossil.  Giant Ammonite Fossils

Giant Ammonite Fossils

A giant ammonite from millions of years ago! New Zealand

Sample of various gastropods

Sea Shells Sample of various gastropods

Trophon geversianus (Pallas, 1774)  -  C.Chen

Trophon geversianus (Pallas, - C.

Very Rare & Amazing...HARPA COSTATA~56mm~Mauritius

Very Rare Harpa Costata Mauritius

Meganisoptera is an extinct order of very large to gigantic insects, occasionally called griffinflies. The order was formerly named Protodonata, the "proto-Odonata", for their similar appearance and supposed relation to modern Odonata (damselflies and dragonflies). They range in Palaeozoic (Late Carboniferous to Late Permian) times. wingspans of up to 71 centimetres (28 in)

Meganisoptera is an extinct order of very large to gigantic insects, occasionally called griffinflies. The order was formerly named Protodonata, the "proto-Odonata", for their similar appearance and supposed relation to modern Odonata (damselflies and dragonflies). They range in Palaeozoic (Late Carboniferous to Late Permian) times. wingspans of up to 71 centimetres (28 in)

Very cool!

fossil hunting (only where it's legal) in Montana, North Dakota and Washington. Fun for all ages.

fossil (via The naturalists)

Fractal spirals in nature, Ammonite fossil

Exquisite Sand-Dollar Shell Fossil

sand-dollar shell fossil - the most beautiful intricate details; notice the similarities to the sea turtle shell

CONCHA DE ABALONE  em: abc.net.au

'Mother of Pearl' shell illustrates the Fibonacci sequence, a mathematical sequence discovered in the century. A pattern appears in nature over and over again to the curve of a wave, the spiral of a sea-shell, segments of a pineapple.

Ammonites

Art With Precious And Semi Precious Gemstones

I have one of these Beautiful Opalized Ammonite Fossil

opalized nautilus

pearl-nautilus: “ Sphenodiscus lenticularis, Fox Hills Formation, South Dakota Late Cretaceous (~ 70 mya) This specimen displays the extraordinarily intricate suture patterns that are characteristic of this species. Also evident is part of the.

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