Also known as Auger Shells, Turret Shells are elongated conical shells with tightly coiled turrets. Mainly live in tropical seas, these shells are part of the larger Turretella genus of sea snails that prefer 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) Registered
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. Her interest in photography started at the age of 12 after experimenting with her father’s SLR camera. Only a few months later she bought her first SLR camera that she still have today. She had no idea then that she had discovered her life-long passion. Some of her very first photos were of the coast and it is still a favorite subject for her photography today. She finds 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.