25 Stunning Photos Within The Mystical World Of Mushrooms | Richie Holterman – THE OPEN MIND

The Open Mind:25 Stunning Photos Within The Mystical World Of Mushrooms

Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is a surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.

Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing. In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land!

#1 Puffballs

Puffballs

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#25 Tiny Golden Mushrooms

Tiny Golden Mushrooms

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To view over 240 submissions of these beautiful photos visit: www.boredpanda.com/mushroom-photography

Special thanks to Bored Panda

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