Fly Agaric Mushroom

The Beauty of Plants
Fly Agaric Mushroom by Angi Wallace

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Photographer: Angi Wallace (see profile)
Competition: Competition-14
Category: The Beauty of Plants
Location: Rising Sun Country Park, North Tyneside, England, United Kingdom


The highly toxic Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) mushroom is native to the UK, and I found this wonderful specimen growing in woodlands, in my local nature reserve.

I could not resist taking its photo, with the cascading background bokeh pouring through the trees – it was like a scene from a fairy tale. To actually get this capture, I had to lie on the ground amongst the leaves, using my handy roll-up mat.


3rd place - The Beauty of Plants