Light in a Shell
Photo and caption by Nava Derakhshani
I took this photo while on a hike in a forest close to my home. It's a shell that was shed by what is know as a Christmas Beetle. I love the play of light on the shell and the magic that is captured here. The photo gives a sense of haunted hope where an empty shell that once occupied life is illuminated by the sun above.
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa