Evolution – Ammonites to Pearly Nautilus


Fossilised Ammonites gather dust among my treasures. Fingering their whorls and ridges conjures images of them pulsing about in warm, shallow seas one hundred million years ago. The Pearly Nautilus, a relative of these coiled nautiloids, survives today. A small leap of the imagination created this image – a Nautilus adrift on a sea of Ammonites.

Studio, Bowral, New South Wales

Nikon D80, Nikkor AF micro 60mm, 1/200, f10, ISO 400

by Kathie Atkinson, New South Wales