Fungi Forest

I have always especially enjoyed my time in the forest while in particularly damp areas. For photography it adds great depth to the leaf litter. Early September on the Mogollon Rim, fog accompanied dew adding weight to the dampness of the air and soil. The perfect conditions following rains to photograph mycelium fruiting, decomposing and rising through the leaf litter to greet you. I get low on the ground and position my lens out towards some mushrooms, among wood deteriorating into cubes. Aiming to study a vital part of the forest ecosystem, the decomposition of all things. All these specimens were photographed in these conditions one morning.

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