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Fly Agaric

Amanita muscaria


The most well known type of fly agaric, the toadstool (shown here), is considered a poisonous mushroom. Although deaths from the fly agaric rarely occur, certain cultures will boil them, removing the toxins, and then eat them as a delicacy. They also hold psychoactive properties, most used and revered religiously by Siberian peoples.


Symbiont of deciduous and coniferous trees. Most associated with the Norther Hemisphere, they were accidentally introduced into the Southern Hemisphere as well.


These photos are not photoshopped. All photos ©Joshua Asel

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Thank you very much everyone! Viv, no pixies this time around but I did see them. They're just camera shy.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Congratulations Joshua!!

Felicidades por el SOTD fabulosa foto.

VivBraznell 8 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD Joshua. A lovely series of images .. No pixies?

AshleyT 8 years ago

It says their habitat is conifer and deciduous forests worldwide, not a tree in sight around here haha. Hopefully next year when I move out east :)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Thank you Reza and Ashley! Ashley I'm surprised you don't have any around there.

Congratulations Joshua !

AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats Joshua, very cool! Would love to see this fungus, glowing or not :)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Sweet thanks so much Yasser and team. The next share will be a sea tidal creature which with no eyes ;)

Yasser 8 years ago

Josh, this magical mushroom series has been chosen as Spotting of the Day! Congrats on another well-deserved selection and we can't wait to see what you share with us next. Keep up the great photography work!


Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Thank you Doreen.

doreen.chambers.14 8 years ago

Very nice images.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Thank you very much Antonio and Christos!

Wow Joshua,awesome series,great idea the ligth's,congrats and thanks for sharing

ChristosMaroulis 8 years ago


Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Thank you very much Oneng.

OnengDyah 8 years ago

unique..and pretty color..

Josh Asel
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Josh Asel

California, USA

Spotted on Dec 8, 2014
Submitted on Dec 8, 2014

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