Award Winner | Photo of the Day | November 14, 2010
Also known as Auger Shells, Turret Shells are elongated conical shells with tightly coiled turrets. Mainly living in tropical seas, these shells are part of the larger Turretella genus of sea snails that prefers living on muddy or sandy bottoms. I found the fine detail of these shells along with the muted colors from one shell to the next intriguing.
Photographer: Elizabeth Brown (Safety Harbor, FL, USA)
Elizabeth Brown is a fine art photographer who enjoys capturing a variety of subjects. Her interests include landscapes, architecture, plants and all things associated with the coast. Elizabeth’s fine art photography is in several private collections and her commercial photography can be seen in several multi-family industry publications throughout the US.
Elizabeth has been fascinated by photography for more than 20 years. “My interest in photography started at 12 after experimenting with my father’s SLR camera. Only a few months later I bought my first SLR camera that I still have today. I had no idea then that I had discovered my life-long passion.”
“Some of my very first photos were of the coast and it is still a favorite subject for my photography today. I find nothing more serene than a salty breeze off the coast with the sound of the surf in the distance and use photography to capture those fleeting moments to savor.”
After growing up in Virginia Beach and living in many cities throughout the southeast, Elizabeth now resides on the Gulf Coast of Florida and enjoys spectacular sunsets with her family regularly.