I found this Land Snail sliding across my deck, so I moved it to a limb that was near my deck. Land Snails are very common here in my area. This one preferred to slide upside down.

Land Snails live on or near the ground, feed on decaying plant matter, and lay their eggs in the soil. I have plenty of decaying logs and leaves around here since my place is next to the National Forest.

Land Snail Sliding Across Limb
Land Snail Sliding Across Limb

How I Got The Shot – Land Snail

I was hand-holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f10
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter speed – 1/200 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 400 mm

Here is a Land Snail I posted November 2019: Land Snail On Leaf