Unlike many people, photographer Guy Edwardes looks forward to the end of summer. As the woodlands near his home transition into Autumn colours, fungi enter their most prolific season. Edwardes’ love for these often-maligned organisms shines through in his creative compositions.
“I think a lot of people associate fungi with rot and decay,” says Edwardes. “But they are an essential and often quite beautiful part of our natural ecosystems.”
We now know that underground networks of fungal threads (collectively known as the ‘wood wide web’) form an information superhighway that allows plants to talk to each other. Scientists have even suggested that without this 'fungal internet', plant seedlings may not be able to survive.
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