Photo credit: Vyacheslav Mishchenko

Snails basically refer to land snails or terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs and can be found in a very wide range of environments, including ditches, deserts, and the abyssal depths of the sea. Russian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko have captured them like you’ve never seen before. Continue reading to see more.

Although many people are familiar with terrestrial snails, they are in the minority. Marine snails constitute the majority of snail species, and have much greater diversity and a greater biomass. Numerous kinds of snail can also be found in fresh water. Most snails have thousands of microscopic tooth-like structures located on a ribbon-like tongue called a radula. The radula works like a file, ripping food into small pieces. Many snails are herbivorous, eating plants or rasping algae from surfaces with their radulae, though a few land species and many marine species are omnivores or predatory carnivores.