There is something so graceful about snails. Every slow-motion turn of the head is like a perfectly, effortlessly choreographed danced. Intricate texture of their translucent skin. Careful swirl of shell, each one different, each one shy and full.
I know some of you will cringe when you see these photos, and there are certain little creatures that I am not terribly fond of (for example: centipedes), but I have such a fascination for earthworms, slugs and snails. When you look closely they have the most intricate, delicate bodies. And the way slugs slowly extend and retract their optical tentacles and sensory tentacles (just learned the proper names for these today:D) looks just as if they were under water, so peaceful and graceful.