A bioluminescent #mushroom (Neonothopanus gardneri) in the palm forests of #Piaui in northern #Brazil. Scientists believe this glow has some ecological function in the forest, but they aren’t sure what that function is. Perhaps it is to attract insects to help disperse the spores of the mushroom, or it could be to attract predators that will hunt the insects that feed on the mushroom. I took this image while assisting @davidliittschwager on the #LuminousLife story for @natgeo. See more from the story in the March issue of National Geographic. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #glow #bioluminescence #coolscience #natureisawesome @cvstevani
The above luminescent mushroom is worth a gawk.
I let nature overwhelm me to – check out the NatGeo website for phenom pictures.