May 12, 2017
The results of our record-breaking #SnailBlitz 2017 are in! From tiny eggs, to monster snail jaws, people were paying careful attention to these often overlooked land-loving molluscs. These prize-winning photos, selected from 1,619 observations that were submitted by over 280 citizen scientists in February and March, include some unusual details, interesting interactions, and lots of slime. Speaking of slime, these SnailBlitz 2017 observations will all be included as biogeography data points in our ongoing SLIME Project, giving us a unique opportunity to study the distribution of these species with the help of our growing team of citizen scientists.
And this year's winners are...
Grand Prize Winner: Image by @ajzellmer
Runner up: Image by @finatic
Best Snail Photo Winner: Image by @alex_bairstow
Runners up: both by @alex_bairstow
Best Slug Photo Winner: Image by @dlbowls
Runner up: Image by @kimssight
Rarest Snail/Slug Photo Winner: Image by @silversea_starsong
Thank you to all who participated in #SnailBlitz 2017, we look forward to seeing even more slimy photos next year!