As a wildlife photographer, it’s always exciting to explore the natural world and capture the beauty of different species. During my recent hike in the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas after a rain, I came across these two mushrooms that caught my attention. While I’m not entirely sure about their specific name, I was fascinated by their unique appearance and took the opportunity to capture them in my lens.

Two Mushrooms

Two Mushrooms

Ouachita National Forest’s Fungal Diversity:

The Ouachita National Forest boasts a remarkable diversity of fungi, including a wide array of mushrooms. This forest is teeming with numerous species, both edible and poisonous, contributing to its ecological balance. It is important to note that accurate identification of mushrooms is crucial for safety reasons, as consuming the wrong type can have adverse effects on health.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark2
  • Lens: Canon EF 100 – 400
  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)


  • Location: Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date Taken: August 18, 2016
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/80 sec.
  • ISO: 1250
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3 EV
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Focal Length: 400 mm

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