19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

This shell belongs to my housemate, Owen. I thought it would be interesting to juxtapose an object I associate it with the Summer and tropical parts of the world with snow, which is so strongly connected to the Winter and colder climates. The shell reminded me of a human ear, and I like the way you can hold a shell up to your own ear and supposedly hear the echo of the sea. I dislike the cold, so for me this image represents the promise of warmer days to come.

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Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: London, United Kingdom
Copyright: © Felix Pilgrim