On this quiet Thursday, I decided to spend time in my studio photographing a few bivalves from my husband’s extensive shell collection. Why not?
Here are my favorite shots of the day – I had my husband write down their names because shells are his thing. Enjoy!
This is a Concholepas concholepas (this one is a univalve). See the lines ringing it, like tree rings? Each represents a year of growth for the organism that made this shell. Pretty cool!
This is Crassadoma gigantea, rock scallop
This one is called Hippopus hippopus, the bear-paw clam.
I love this one because it looks like a heart ❤️
This mean looking one is Spondylus americanus, a spiny oyster.
This purple and orange one is Spondylus princeps, another spiny oyster.
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