Close up picture of beach full of beautiful shells in Northern Norway

Close up picture of beach full of beautiful shells in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera February 27th 2007. Click image for larger view.

Found a small place on the coast that was filled with different kinds of beautiful shells. I had to take a picture of a selection of the shells.
Anyone know what the shells are called?

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Ånstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

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14 thoughts on “Close up picture of beach full of beautiful shells in Northern Norway”

  1. Great photo and lovely colors. Should have been there with my camera. I know some of the names in Norwegian, but not in English. I know for sure that I can see some periwinkles (two different species) and a common limpet.

  2. I know a little bit about shells. I agree with Magnus. I see a limpet, and a few periwinkle species, too. Also some nerites. That larger brownish one in the lower left might be a kind of mussel or clam. All of these look like the shells of the kinds of molluscs that live on rocks in the tidal zone or the so-called ‘splash zone.’

    The photo looks like it should be a postcard! (Or even a jigsaw puzzle.)

  3. This picture is amazing, I love pictures like this when you can sit and look at them for ages – always finding smoething new about it.

  4. I don’t really know anything about shells but this picture is really neat. I would love to find a beach filled with shells like this. I found your blog on mybloglog and I love your pictures. I’m gonna link to your blog so more people can see your awesome photography.

  5. Great photo! Every time I look at the picture, I see something different 🙂

    Could turn into another “Find the Face” illusion….


  6. Nice and crisp with excellent focus! We have always called them snail shells, but I don’t know what the real name for them are.

  7. Great variety of colours on that shot. I love the frame to frame fill of the shells. Blue tint looks a little cold, this might look neat with a light warming filter on it too.
    … man there’s just so much to look at, I don’t even think I’ve seen a yellow snail shell …


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