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Slow Lane
Photograph by Steve Winter

A lush green leaf offers easy going for a Polymita mollusk, or painted snail, vibrant in yellow and black. Prized by collectors for their vivid hues, the snails once faced the threat of extinction. They're now protected in many parts of Cuba—a land known for the most beautiful snails in the world.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS III
Film Type:F ujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 17-35mm with close-up attachment
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: 2 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Available light with Vivitar 285 flash.


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