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

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

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.


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."