It’s not every day you bump into someone with the title of Snail Photographer. Vyacheslav Mishchenko is a macro enthusiast with an eye for land dwelling gastropods. Take a look at the adorable image below which is just one of many from Mishchenko’s charming portfolio:
Mishchenko also has a penchant for capturing fascinating images of other creatures like frogs, lizards, and butterflies.
“I photograph all insects but snails have touched my heart particularly. I think that snails are simply extraordinary not only in their shape and form but also in their beauty and behavior. They are magic creatures for me. I think they catch the attention of many people, not just mine.”
As far as shooting, he says he never moves the animals for a photograph. He maintains that everything he photographs actually exists in nature and attributes a lot of his success to being in the right place at the right time. His weapons of choice? A Fuji FinePix S200EXR and Nikon D7000 with a Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G Micro lens.
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