Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cone Shells at Bhitarkanika

Bhitarkanika National Park is home for many common as well as rare birds. But birds are not the only wild life here. While boating we came across many cone shells on the shore.



They are thick golden and black color cone shaped shell of varying stripes or speckled appearance. Cone Shells or Cone snails as they are sometimes called have teeth like small harpoons.




19 comments:

P.N. Subramanian said...

Very good info

TexWisGirl said...

i think snails are neat creatures.

Magia da Inês said...

✿✿º°。
Conchas muito interessantes.
Bonitas fotos.
º°。♡♡彡
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
♪♬♫º°

Adam Jones said...

Nice post.

bailey-road.com said...

I didn't know about the harpoonlike teeth of these snails. Are they venomous also?

Andrew Fulton said...

So lovely to see...

Carole M. said...

ok so you wouldn't want them catching onto your toes then! Interesting and enjoyed the egret or heron too

ulla laiho said...

Very interesting - what terrible snails with harpoon teeth.

Margaret Adamson said...

Interesting post and elegant Egret

Karen said...

Snails with teeth, yikes! Terrific shots!

Frank said...

Interesting post.

janiceadcock said...

Snails with teeth sounds like something out of Star Trek!

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Oh ! With teeth!!

Ravish Mani said...

Superbly capture... Simply amazing :)

Yogi Saraswat said...

Nice to see these again after a long time

SelfDrive Trips said...

So lovely to see....

Kiran Acharya said...

Great post, and pics.

Sweta Biswal said...

nice post !

Archana Chaurasia Kapoor said...

We have a huge collection at home :)