We can’t say that we’ve ever given snails a second thought, but we will now after seeing this incredible photo series by Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko. Mishchenko manages to show our molluscan friends in ways we’ve never seen them before — interacting in thoughtful ways with the gorgeous world that surrounds them.
The photo series gives us the opportunity to see a tiny, natural, and unknown world up close. He’s shot the creatures gazing at their reflections, nibbling on fruit, smelling flowers, and even kissing. Each image is superbly crisp, clean, colorful, and magical in its own way.
Of his work, Mishchenko says: “As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures. As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.”
While he enjoys photographing all insects, he mentions snails have managed to touch his heart in a very particular way. What do you think of Mishchenko’s photos series? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!
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