Diving with the Mediterranean Cowries

Author : David Touitou, 2009

During this summer, we manage with my mate Laurent, underwater amateur photographer,to make some shots while diving along with the mediterranean cowrie : The famous Luria lurida lurida . This common but hard to spot cowrie, hidden during the daytime under rocks or in rocks fissures is a real nice model for underphotography. Like Erosaria spurca it shows rapidly it's manthe and the animal gets out of the shell usually less than one minute allowing us to make multiple shots… Hope you will enjoy these images !