Why can a snail slide over a razor blade without being hurt?

by Monika May. 28, 2009 19832 views

I am awed by their curiosity every single day… its so pure and true, a real hunger for knowledge.
And looking at them I sometimes blush for shame because comparing to theirs, adult`s curiosity is often just vanity… whishing not to know, but to talk… or would you travel overseas to the end of the world just for the sole pleasure of seeing, if you knew you could not tell it to anyone?

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Claire 7 years, 1 month ago

extraordinaire j adore !

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kevin 8 years, 2 months ago

Precious set!

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Soyam 8 years, 3 months ago

9 and 10 goes to my fav!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Bogi 8 years, 3 months ago

what a great set! Wonderful pictures, beautiful children! Grats!!!!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Leif Petersson 8 years, 3 months ago

Very fine set. Lots of details! GREAT :)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Seres 8 years, 3 months ago

Szép sorozat, gratulálok! Az első kép különösen tetszik!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Michal Iwanowski 8 years, 3 months ago

Mermaid, these rock! The detail and the sense of adventure! Simply stunning!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Christa 8 years, 3 months ago

This is a wonderful, wonderful set, one of the best I have seen in this blog. I'm taking # 9 to my fav. just to remember this stunning post!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Camille 8 years, 3 months ago

wonderful, thank you

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Timi 8 years, 3 months ago

nagyszerű képek! a mélységélesség szép játéka! :)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Vincenzo 8 years, 3 months ago

Impresive! BEAUTIFUL

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jan Eljapa 8 years, 3 months ago

i esp like 8 and 10... but as said many already by any a very beautiful set. (still using the d70 btw?)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tindrummer 8 years, 3 months ago

great!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Mintra 8 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic set, love them all.
Well done.
;)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Stormfish 8 years, 3 months ago

yes i would.

it's worthwile to see everything with your own eyes, even if it's just for urself. like your two gorgeous kids are examining this snail, we humans want to know how things are. curiosity might be vanity for grown ups very often, but if you save some of this children's urge to know, to understand... you will always want to find out about everything everywhere.

but i agree with you, sharing that knowledge wth others... for the sheer pleasure ofmaking them look in awe at you, is a surplus in happiness. we should always look out for the surplus... ;-)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Monika 8 years, 3 months ago

thank you makaid for this honest answer... I was wondering why actually noone answers that question.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Makai Dunne 8 years, 3 months ago

Thank you for those words. I think a child's curiosity can sometimes reignite our own. But your question is so intriguing. Adults rarely do anything completely out of there own curiosity.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 8 years, 3 months ago

perfect capture of the object(s) and the curiosity in the eyes of the kids. wonderful!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Olgit 8 years, 3 months ago

Amazing! clear and interesting shots!! liked them all !!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Vterezia 8 years, 3 months ago

SZIA,rég nem jártam a fotó gallériádban , de most annál nagyobb az örömöm , mert egy csodaszép sorozatodban gyönyörködhettem , meghivlak egy vizuális irországi utazásra a blogomba........

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 8 years, 3 months ago

I want to say one thing to you my friend, wow. wonderfully done. amazing. there are just no words to describe this set of photos. just wanted to say that the kids emotions are so true. just look at the kids faces, they love the nature and they feel great with you.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 3 months ago

These are fantastic! I love them all but think 1 and 2 are just brilliantly done. Adding to my favorites.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Elclic 8 years, 3 months ago

lovely set, i like how u have play with the deepth of field and the focus on the nails..... very cool almost instructive

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Rodica O 8 years, 3 months ago

Lovely set !
So true, kids are so thirsty for discovery while adults get bored with life thinking that they know already everything ...when the world is infinite !

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Julia Gotz 8 years, 3 months ago

you! you are incredible. these are incredible photos.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Á G N E S 8 years, 3 months ago

<3 <3 <3

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Anna 8 years, 3 months ago

Ezt a sorozatodat többször is végignéztem , mert nagyon elvarázsolt , tökéletes minden részlete.. A kíváncsi gyerekarcok, szemek, kezek ,....és a csiga-biga mintha nem félne tőlük, annyira vigyázták ...

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tim 8 years, 3 months ago

made me smile, it is a lovely set, their expressions there are wonderful, 4 and 9 are perfect!!!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marco 8 years, 3 months ago

:) fantastic images. #10 is my fav

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 8 years, 3 months ago

Great photos!
I like the perspective and expession very much!
(and the razor-blade is true, they are protected by their lot of slime)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Pete 8 years, 3 months ago

perfect wow
the DOF in the first few is 100% perfect
the facial expressions are something to behold
if I have to choose .. I have to pick #9 . adding it to my favs because it will bring me back to this set

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 8 years, 3 months ago

Amazingly true. Brilliant post! :)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Katalin Szeles 8 years, 3 months ago

klassz lett! nagyon edesek a gyerekek (a csigak is) es nagyon igaz amit irtal...

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Rmartinpics 8 years, 3 months ago

Very beautiful pictures and I like what you wrote as well,.. well done : )

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Mark 8 years, 3 months ago

Pity you didn't do the razor trick, I've always wondered if it's true.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
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