Nigel Cattlin / Peach leaf curl (Taprina deformans) fungal disease distortion of leaves on a young Peach tree, Berkshire, September.
Ross Hoddinott / Close-up of backlit Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) showing gills, Golith Falls, Bodin, Cornwall, UK. September.
Ross Hoddinott / Close-up of the gills of a group of small mushrooms (unidentified), north Cornwall, UK. November 2017.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Puffin (Fratercula artica) with orange sea lichen (Caloplaca marina) covered roch behind, Shiant Isles, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. June.
Jurgen Freund / Timelapse from day to night of bioluminescent fungi (Omphalotus nidiformis / Pleurotus nidiformis) on a tree trunk, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia.
Jurgen Freund / Timelapse of Maiden's veil fungi (Phallus indusiatus) emerging, North Queensland, Australia.
Robert Thompson / Scarlet elf cup fungus (Sarcoscypha coccinea) amongst Opposite-leaved golden-saxifrage (Chrysosplenium oppositifolium). Clare Glen, Tandragee, County Armagh. March.
Guy Edwardes / Scarletina bolete (Boletus luridiformis) toadstool, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK. September.
Guy Edwardes / Deceiver (Laccaria laccata), Worcestershire, England, UK. October.
Guy Edwardes / Candle-snuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon), New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK. November.
Guy Edwardes / Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina), New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK. November.
Theo Bosboom / Floating sweet-grass (Glyceria fluitans) in lake, Bjornlandet National Park, North Sweden. Finalist in the Plants and Fungi category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) Competition...
Erlend Haarberg / Crustose lichens (Lecanorales) on rocks in Swedish Padjelanta National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Sweden. August. Highly commended in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year comp...
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) sitting on Chicken of the Woods fungus (Laetiporus), Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, June.
John Waters / Timelapse of flies and a slug on a Common stinkhorn fungus (Phallus impudicus), Mendips, Somerset, UK, July.
John Waters / Timelapse of flies feeding on the tip of a Common stinkhorn fungus (Phallus impudicus), Mendips, Somerset, UK, July.
Alex Hyde / Cup fungus (Cookeina sp) growing on decaying wood on the rainforest floor, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Andy Sands / Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) two young toadstools growing up from mossy log, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, September
John Waters / Timelapse of the fruiting body of a Cage stink horn fungus (Clathrus ruber) opening, England, UK.
Andres M. Dominguez / Fly agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria) in snow, Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Cortes de la Frontera, southern Spain, January.
Andres M. Dominguez / Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) in foggy forest, Los Alcornocales Natural Park, southern Spain, January.
Andres M. Dominguez / Leaf frozen in ice, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain, February. Highly Commended in the Plants and Fungi Category of the Asferico 2016 Awards.
Andres M. Dominguez / False death cap mushroom (Amanita citrina) Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Cortes de la Frontera, Malaga, Spain
Alex Hyde / Low angle view of Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) growing on a dead Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica). Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. November.
Robert Thompson / Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Ireland, October.
Alex Hyde / Fly (Mycophaga testacea) laying eggs on Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) growing on dead Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. October.
Alex Hyde / Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) gills. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. October.
Paul Hobson / Weasel (Mustela nivalis) investigating birch stump with bracket fungus in autumn woodland, Sheffield.
Chris Mattison / Lichen (Nephroma antarctica) Rio Serrano, Chile. Focus stacked image.
Russell Cooper / Blackening waxcap fungus (Hygrocybe sp.) New Forest, Hampshire, UK.
Alex Hyde / Cup fungus (Cookeina sp) Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Alex Hyde / Cup fungi (Cookeina sp) growing on decaying log, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Alex Hyde / Cup fungi (Cookeina sp) growing on decaying log in lowland dipterocarp forest. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Alexander Badyaev / Deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) on giant puffball mushroom, watching mosquito in the moonlight. Blackfoot Valley, Western Montana, USA, July. Winner of the Mammals category, Wildlife Photographer...
Jurgen Freund / Bioluminescent fungi (Omphalotus nidiformis / Pleurotus nidiformis) glowing on tree trunk in rainforest at night, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia,
Ingo Arndt / Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornatus) decoration material (fungus) collected in order to attract females to his bower, Arfak Mountains, Irian Jaya, New Guinea, Indonesia.
Jurgen Freund / Glowing / bioluminescent fungi on rainforest tree, possibly Omphalotus nidiformis, Tableland rainforest, Far North Queensland, Australia
Ingo Arndt / Bower of Vogelkop Bowerbird (Amblyornis inornatus) decorated with various types of leafs, beetle wing covers, black and brown fungi, red flowers and blue berries, Arfak Mountains, West Papua, Indonesi...
Orsolya Haarberg / Lichen-covered rocks in snowy winter landscape. Sandfjorden, Varanger, Finnmark, Norway. March 2010
Pascal Tordeux / Boy on hillside kicking a fungus, which releases its spores, Queyras, France, August 2011. Model released.
Theo Bosboom / Autumn trees with Bracket fungi, Leuvenumse bos, the Netherlands, November
Nick Upton / Garden chair well covered with extensive growths of lichen, including filamentous forms (Usnea sp.), (Evernia prunastri) and Foliose (Flavoparmelia caperata), Cornwall, UK, August.
Gary K. Smith / Woodland floor with purple fungi Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina), and fallen seed cases and fruit of Sweet Chestnut tree (Castanea savita) Norfolk, UK, October
Staffan Widstrand / Lichen (Xanthoria sp) growing on rocks by coastline, Svalbard, Norway
Ross Hoddinott / Fungus (Mycena sp.) gills backlit, seen from low angle. Dartmoor, Devon, UK. 'Wild Woods' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Sandra Bartocha / Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) Germany, October
Sandra Bartocha / Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) close-up, Germany, October
Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Parasol mushrooms (Lepiota procera), Richmond Park, London, England, UK, September. Did you know? One way to identify mushrooms is the colour of the spores, for example this mushroom's spores are whit...