WORLD SEA SHELLS

Collecting shells:

Welcome to the page of my collection of shells.
 
The seashells us all wonder since ancient times. Their curious shapes, bright colors and their spectacular models, put them among the most fascinating creations of nature.  Jewels of the living seas throughout the world, people with unique features that make them a nice view of study and collecting .
My fascination with shells was born more than 25 years, transforming me into a collector since then specialized in endless hours of pleasure in the preparation and preservation of the shells, or simply in your catalog.
This fascination and passion for shells also prompts me to travel (Philippines, 2007 - India, 2009/2016 - Thailand, 2011 - Japan,2017), where I had the pleasure of diving in the warm waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, between reefs, the tangle of mangrove roots and pick list examples shells, which are now part of my collection.
 
Soon will add more and better pictures, as well as other families of species of shells to the gallery. Suggestions and corrections, Seram always welcome...
 
                                                                                               Popular shell sites:
A.F.C. Association Française de Conchyologyie 
http://www.xenophora.org/index_en.php
Avril Bourquin- http://www.manandmollusc.net/

Eddie Hardy -  http://www.gastropods.com/
Dr.Touitou- http://www.seashellcollector.com/
Carlos Carvalho Shells Collection: www.shellscarvalho.com/index.html

CPAS - Portuguese Centre for Underwater Activities: www.cpas.pt/
Felix Lorenz- www.cowries.info/
Femorale- Marcus & José Coltro- http://www.femorale.com.br/
Guido T. Pope- http://www.conchology.be/en/home/home.php
Henk H. Dijkstra- http://www.scallop.nl/
Jeorge Sangiologlou- http://www.george-shells.com/

Keoki in Yuko Stender`s Flora in Fauna: www.marinelifephotography.com/default.htm
The seashells us all wonder since ancient times. Their curious shapes, bright colors and their spectacular models, put them among the most fascinating creations of nature.  Jewels of the living seas throughout the world, people with unique features that make them a nice view of study and collecting .
 
My fascination with shells was born more than 25 years, transforming me into a collector since then specialized in endless hours of pleasure in the preparation and preservation of the shells, or simply in your catalog.
 
This fascination and passion for shells also prompts me to travel (Philippines, 2007 - India, 2009/2016 - Thailand, 2011 - Japan,2017), where I had the pleasure of diving in the warm waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, between reefs, the tangle of mangrove roots and pick list examples shells, which are now part of my collection.
 
Soon will add more and better pictures, as well as other families of species of shells to the gallery. Suggestions and corrections, Seram always welcome ...

The Birth of Venus (Botticelli)

Venus mythology, classical inspiration

"The central figure of Venus in the painting is very similar to Praxiteles' sculpture of Aphrodite. The version of her birth, is where she arises from the sea, already a full woman. In classical antiquity, the sea shell was a metaphor for a woman's vulva.[14] The pose of Botticelli's Venus is reminiscent of the Venus de' Medici, a marble sculpture from classical antiquity in the Medici collection which Botticelli had opportunity to study"...

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Venus_(Botticelli