The magic of animal secretions —Edgar Barajas Ledesma (University of Sheffield)

<p>This photo shows two amazing natural materials: snail mucus and silk (which is a liquid when it is formed). They share a common function: they are used as secretions to be used outside of an animal's body. The photo was taken using a black background, a silk cocoon and a silk moth. Then a living snail (which was not killed) was placed on the silk fibres to allow it to move. This photograph shows a connection between these two materials, highlighting the drop of mucus as a fluid with extraordinary properties from antibacterial to skin regeneration.</p>