Agorastos Papatsanis is a nature photographer based in Greece who has been awarded commended in the Creative Visions category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition.
It took him four years to complete his photographic project called ‘The most beautiful mushrooms in Europe.’
His aim was to find and photograph European fungi with an artistic style. He used light to highlight the unique forms and incredible colours of the mushrooms.
Agorastos uses the following equipment to take his magical pictures:
Cameras: Nikon D600, D700, D800
Lenses: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 and two Nikon Flashes
See more photography by Agorastos Papatsanis.
Violet webcap (Cortinarius violaceus), Mount Olympus, Greece.
|Parrot waxcap (Hygrocybe psittacina), Deskati, Greece.|
Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida), Halkidiki, Greece.
|Scarlet waxcap (Hygrocybe coccinea), Deskati, Greece.|
Yellowleg bonnet (Mycena epipterygia), Mount Olympus, Greece.
|Blue-girdled webcap (Cortinarius collinitus), Pyhä-Häkki National Park, Finland.|
Yellow pholiota (Pholiota flammans), The Black Forest, Germany.
Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina), Vasilitsa, Greece.
Caesar's mushroom (Amanita caesarea), Halkidiki, Greece.
Meadow waxcap (Hygrocybe pratensis), Deskati, Greece.
Enoki (Flammulina velutipes), Kastoria, Greece.
Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria), Dortmund, Germany.
Hollow foot (Suillus cavipes), The Dolomites, Italy.
California fungi (Ramaria apiculata), Elatochori, Greece.
Queen Bolete mushroom (Boletus aereus), Florina, Greece.
Commended in the Creative Visions category of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013: Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera), Deskati, Greece.