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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Need a kidney?

From the the hot, humid summer temperatures of North Carolina this beautiful, kidney-shaped, Reishi mushroom emerged, attached to a log. Known as nature's vacuum cleaner, it cleans toxins from the Earth but also has possible beneficial effects on kidney and liver health.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
Copyright: © Trevor Holland