THIRTY SIXThe Kingdom of the Underworld

Fungi

 

 

 

 

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36.1 ~ Bonnet Mushroom Mycena pseudocorticola I added fill-in flash to the undersides to help lighten the shadows.

⤷ Nikon D3, 105mm micro Nikkor, 1/4sec at f/16, fill-in flash, ISO 100.

INTRODUCTION

Fungi have always been associated with mystery and intrigue. Often described as the kingdom of the underworld, this idiosyncratic group of organisms has origins dating back at least 455 million years, and perhaps even longer. They are nature’s undertakers, responsible for breaking down dead and organic material and recycling the nutrients through the bionetworks again. Many of the vascular ...

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