Seashells are one of the countless ways that nature astounds us with its magnificence. Truly one of biology’s greatest designs, seashells are almost unnecessarily beautiful for what essentially mount to protective casings for snails, crustaceans, and shellfish. This gallery exhibits some of these exquisite designs in all their forms: spirals, domes, fans, ridges, in smooth and rough textures, and just about any color you could ask for. Check out the photos below to enjoy nature’s finest artwork, scattered across the innumerable beaches across the globe.
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