2023 Edition

Agorastos Papatsanis

Magical World of Amanita, 2022

Chalkidiki peninsula, Northen Greece

Category - Into the forest

Magical World of Amanita, 2022

During autumns as rainy as this year’s you can see many Amanita muscaria in the forests, especially in spruce forests. This “magic mushroom” owes its nickname to the hallucinogens it contains and usually grows in circles called “fairy rings”, “elf rings” or “pixie rings”. At full maturity, the cap is usually between 8 and 20 centimetres in diameter and the stem is up to 20 centimetres high. It is one of the best-known mushrooms in the world. What I am seeking is to show the mushrooms in their natural landscape with a different look, with a dose of delusion, stealing something from their fairy tale.

70-200 mm f/2.8 Lens - 1/5 sec at f/20 ISO 200