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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Ghost Mushrooms

Last autumn, I was obsessed about hunting and shooting these mushrooms in the forest at night. Nicknamed Ghost Mushrooms because of their eerie green glow, their scientific name is Omphalotus Nidiformis found in certain forests in Australia. They glowed for only a few weeks in a year. Massive challenge hunting and shooting them, not to mention it was a super creepy experience in a pitch black forest alone at night. All I could say, I hunted, I shot, I fled.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Australia
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Callie Chee