A Snail’s pace…
This Snail appears have been caught-short while trying to reach the shade of this tree before the morning Sun became too hot to handle. Unfortunately, the home-carrying mollusc was just too slow to make the cool shadows, so it was time to ‘weigh anchor’ and ‘batten down the hatches’ by retreating into its shell until the heat of the day has passed.
Personally, I’m not convinced this particular Gastropod will even reach the designated time, as the glare reflecting from its spirally-coiled shell appears to show the conical design acting as a calcium carbonate stewing pot: anyone for Snail soup?!
*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix LX3 10mp enthusiast compact camera with settings at ISO-80, aperture at f/3.5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/1600 seconds*