21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Elf lamppost

It was during one of my favorite autumn strolls in the surrounding undergrowth that I crossed paths with some fantastic beings... This elf tree was delicately lit by the sun's timid rays, and harbored many secrets... Adorned with a tiny spider's web, this magical lamppost lights up the world of gnomes and fairies! Species: Mycena galopus

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Saint-Germain-d'Étables, France
Camera: X-T30
Copyright: © Catherine Régnier