Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

May 30, 2015


Filed under: Piha — paul @ 7:12 am
Ram's Horn

Ram’s Horn

Spirula is a deep-water cephalopod. Its internal shell, known as ram’s horn shell, is a buoyancy organ of this mollusc, made up of numerous chambers. These pretty spiral shells are extremely lightweight, and Lots of them are found along our beaches (here on the black sand at Piha).

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.


  1. It certainly does make for a visually interesting subject!

    Comment by William Kendall — May 30, 2015 @ 8:18 am

  2. An impressive piece of life from the sea. Stunning macro.

    Comment by Gemma Wiseman — May 30, 2015 @ 8:51 am

  3. I love this! I can even see a bubble inside. I like the gleam against the gritty black sand.

    Comment by Dragonstar — May 31, 2015 @ 1:13 am

  4. Excellent macro shot!

    Comment by LonettA — May 31, 2015 @ 2:06 am

  5. Beautiful b&w.

    Comment by RobertN — May 31, 2015 @ 11:32 pm

  6. Fantastic and creative shot of one of nature’s sea creatures ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

    Comment by artmusedog and carol — June 1, 2015 @ 5:39 am

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