Black Tears

The World of Fungi
Black Tears by Bernadette Benz

Image details - Black Tears

Photographer: Bernadette Benz
Competition: Competition 15
Category: The World of Fungi
Location: Auenstein, Aargau, Switzerland


I photographed this Coprinus comatus (shaggy inkcap) mushroom in grassland, not far from the edge of a forest. The two black ink-like drops on the cap indicate the moment, where the usually white, cylindrical fruit body of the edible mushroom starts to dissolve itself.


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