16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Nightlamp!

The shell of the snail glowed in the light and the markings seemed like ancient scripts. I wanted to capture the seldom-noticed translucent quality of the shell so, instead of front light; I decided to use my mobile torch to backlit the subject.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Navi Mumbai, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Aishwarya Sridhar