Sheltering from the rain: Snail appears to hide from weather under makeshift flower umbrella

Yahoo! News UK18 February 2013
The shell-shocked creature appears to be taking shelter from the rain, unlike most snails which thrive in damp weather.

Taking cover: The snail covered by the flower (Caters)

Heavy rainfall normally brings snails out of their shell, but this creature decided to hide under a dew-drenched flower.

The wonderful nature picture shows the tiny snail resting on a leaf in a forest near Berdychiv, Ukraine.

The shell-shocked creature appears to be taking shelter from the rain, unlike most snails which thrive in damp weather.

Photographer Vyacheslav Mischenko, who specialises in macro photography, captured the stunning shots.

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The 48-year-old said: "I spent a lot of my childhood out and about in forests as my family are big wildlife lovers so I'm always on the lookout for unusual animal shots which I can capture.

"I don't like taking just simple macro shots as you can find them everywhere so I always try to create pictures which I hope people will love.

"I love taking pictures of snails and ants and have taken so many over the years that I could probably write a book."

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