15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Forest floor recycling technician

Mushrooms work hard to recycle all of the dead leaves and debris that collects on the forest floor. The photo depicts a single mushroom working away amongst the dead leaves. The position of the twig hints at a smile and the touch of new growth completes the picture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Wendy Ryan