21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The lifecycle of a mushroom

The bonnet cap mushroom was the last remaining mushroom of a group on the woodpile. It had rained and the water droplets had collected in the growths germinating from the cap.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Chris Jeffcoat