Bom Bom islet, Principe

The color palette of the fungi I encountered on the Bom Bom islet was surprisingly diverse and this species made me think of the colorful Russula fungi I enjoyed back home just before this trip.

I found many specimens of this species on this small islet which is a good sign of a healthy ecosystem. It appeared to prefer dead wood, and is here seen growing out of a small branch on the forest floor.

I have no idea whether or not it is edible, but the local insects and slugs most definitely think so!

As I visited during the beginning of the wet season I would suspect many more fungi to come out in the coming weeks.

Elevation: 40 meters

  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/15 s

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