Top 10 Most Amazing Images of Snails

Quite a while ago now I did a post about “Top 10 Most Amazing Sea Slugs” and afterwards something made me feel rather sad. You see, the humble garden snail is never going to look as amazing or as colourful as a Sea Slug, but I thought I would try to bring some balance to the molluscan classes anyway. Can a picture of a garden snail really make people smile?! we are about to find out as I bring you…


Top 10 Most Amazing Images of Snails


Snail Fetching a Stick
Snail Fetching a Stick

10 – Snails love playing fetch!

While they are not best at playing fetch, the stick snails do still like to play. But of course, this image is just good timing and it is most probably just stuck to his lip.

Snail Delivering Mail
Snail Delivering Mail

9 – Before E-Mail

Normal postal services these days is called “Snail Mail” and while it does take forever to send and receive a letter I for one enjoy nothing more than seeing a hand written letter from someone, it just seems more personal.

Tiny Snail on Milk Bottle Top
Tiny Snail on Milk Bottle Top

8 – Milking it for all its worth.

What a great image of what is most probably a very young snail or maybe just a real small one. Either way, this is a great image and just makes me smile.

Snail Stood up Tall
Snail Stood up Tall

7 – “Hear me RROOOAAARRRR!!!”

This is a great picture of a snail in a full lift. Maybe it could be seen as an attack mode, but I like to see it as the snail looking up and paying attention to the camera.

Giant Snail Next To Tiny Snail
Giant Snail Next To Tiny Snail

6 – Careless Whispers

Now this should definitely bring a smile to a few people faces at least! This great image of a tiny baby snail whispering into their mum’s ear (that is what it looks like to me anyway) is sheer brilliance.

Praying Mantis on Snails Back
Praying Mantis on Snails Back

5 – “This is the slowest taxi…EVER!”

These amazing images were taken in heavy rain in Borneo, Indonesia and seem to show a snail giving a lift of a baby praying mantis. It most probably doesn’t know it is up on its shell, but it is still cute!

Purple Snail
Purple Snail

4 – The “Janthina janthina” Or its common name “the common purple snail”

If a purple snail doesn’t make you smile then not much will! Sadly common snails are not the most colourful of the creatures of this planet, but there are a few that can surprise us much like this fairly bright purple one.

Caterpillar Rescuing Snail
Caterpillar Rescuing Snail

3 – Looks like you need a hand buddy!

Now come on! If an image of a caterpillar trying to help a snail across a puddle water gap doesn’t make you smile not a lot will. I wonder if he ever made it!?!

Multi Coloured Snail
Multi Coloured Snail

2 – Rainbow Snail

Yeah I know that it is photo-shopped but it was done with class, style and most of all a love of snails, if only there really was a snail this the world it would be a better place for it.

Snail with Parking Ticket
Snail with Parking Ticket

1 – Cheaper than a speeding fine I suppose!

What you are looking at is the amazing work of Slinkachu and it is called “Inner City Snail” and it is his way of making some amazing art but sticking small plastic people and objects onto the backs of snails!

115 thoughts on “Top 10 Most Amazing Images of Snails”

  1. pretty and funny! I added a post on beautiful snails by
    Vyacheslav Mishchenko on my site.

  2. I love photographing insects and other things, but much like this top 10 it is often snails and other molluscs that make for the best images.

  3. I have been breeding snails (Giant Africans) for a few years now and have seen them do the funniest of things, they really are a great pet.

  4. Quite unsuspected and because snails have the largest number of living things on earth ! They are all somewhat different in many ways , but at the same time somewhat the same ! Also these cretchers have been on earth a very long time . I recently bought a fossil , took it to be identfied , and the curator told me it was a fossil piece of fern forest snail , he was kind enough to copy a pix of same from a book , and dummy that I am — lost the pix….anyway I liked your pix v=much ! James.

  5. Love them! Can’t decide on a favorite! All I know is that I said way too many “awww’s” lol

  6. This is what I think: Is there ever going to be a list on here where I do not want to print each and every picture and then hang them up as wall decoration in every little spot I can put them? It is that or want a snail zoo after this post.

  7. I never thought of snails as beautiful, but icky, slimy plant eaters. These photos have change my mind. The images are fabulous. I love the purple snail, as well as the photo shopped one–that’s a lot of work.

  8. Looking at them here, they do look cute. Love the fetching one. Reminds me of a post I did a long while back when I took pictures of baby snails on a grape!

  9. We had an apartment in a complex in Torrance Calif. and there were snails all around the flower beds. Then Mama duck moved in with her chicks and soon there were no snails – just big babies ready to go of on their own.

  10. That’s wonderful! I saved that email but, alas, I have changed computers several times since then. I look forward to seeing that post.

  11. These are all spectacular photos. Now that I think about it, I’ve probably never seen a real snail. Is that weird?

  12. I lived opposite a big field, used to go out, collect them on an old frisbee, keep them in my garden for a few days and then return them to the wild. Then, a few days later go out and get some more! not weird at all, right?

  13. Just awesome collection of pics. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely. I want a snail that plays fetch. Could be a slow game, though. The purple snail is fantastic. I want to get a pic of one.

  14. When I was a little girl I used to check the stone wall leading to my grandparents’ house every time I visited – it was shaded and cool and snails lived among the irregular stones. I would catch a couple, not too hard to do that, and gently put them on the smooth top of the wall and watch them for a while, then put them back. It was something I did only at my grandparents’ house – I didn’t seem to see snails anywhere else on a regular basis but I could count on them there. Nice memory for me – thanks for this post.

  15. I’ve always loved snails, and I think I love them just a bit more now! My favourites were the ones with the mom and baby, the mantis getting a ride, and the caterpillar helping the snail. These are all fantastic though, and they really brightened my evening 😀

  16. Sucked in by the rainbow snail and really enjoyed the others! Reminds me of an email I received along time ago of photos some photoshopping genius had created by merging two animals. There were 12 photos of things like Bird-dogs, Catbits and I believe an Elephator. High quality, incredible photos that fascinated me.
    Love this blog site!

  17. Snails are ugly but they are so cute still. Some very neat photos. Love the snail mail, helpful hand, and taxi, oh and the baby whispering. 🙂

  18. I am not all that big on snails, but I find these terrific. I like #9, #6, #4, and #2 – I love the colors and the little one whispering in mum’s ear. However, #7 has its one peculiar charm as well. Great post and thanks for a smile and chuckle.

  19. I especially like the ones about playing fetch & before email. But I’m also partial to purple…Great post!

  20. this is BEAUTIFUL! i never thought its possible to describe a snail this way but these really are! i have never seen a snail up close or felt drawn to them like i would cats when they act like humans. this photos just changed my mind 🙂 fave photos- 6,5,and 2( that editing is pretty awesome)

  21. Isn’t it amazing how even the littlest of things on Earth are so extremely intricate and beautiful! For me, it makes me wonder how someone could not believe in God (I don’t mean to offend if you have different views, just my personal opinion). Thank you for sharing! (:

  22. Reblogged this on Seeking Hearts of Italy and commented: Since we’ve been talking about snails, I just had to reblog this snail post from this amazing blog! Who knew there were so many different kinds of snails?

  23. Oh my gosh… this may be one of your best ones yet! Who thinks of snails?! I do now.

  24. Reblogged this on Squiddlydo and commented:
    I have a kind of special affinity for snails. They’re so weird. <3

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