White Lightning Whelk Shell

White Lightning Whelk Shell

However exceptional anyone’s visual skills may be, no one surpasses nature.

The lightning whelk is not an attractive creature. The right-spiraling white shells are captivating. Many a shell collector has been fooled by such a find, thinking it is a rare right-spiraling conch.

This large shell has been with me since childhood, surviving many moves undamaged. I still feel a sense of wonder when examining its intricacies.

Photographer, January 2019

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