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.

Anonymous said...

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

theconstantwalker 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 Birding For Pleasure said...

Interesting post and elegant Egret

Karen said...

Snails with teeth, yikes! Terrific shots!

FAB said...

Interesting post.

Anonymous said...

Snails with teeth sounds like something out of Star Trek!

Unknown said...

Oh ! With teeth!!

Ravish Mani said...

Superbly capture... Simply amazing :)

Yogi Saraswat said...

Nice to see these again after a long time

Unknown said...

So lovely to see....

Aka said...

Great post, and pics.

Oriyarasoi said...

nice post !

Unknown said...

We have a huge collection at home :)