2019 365 Photographs: Photo 22

Sometimes the colours you come across in nature surprise you.

This bit of dead wood with this stunning red fungus on it was found quite by accident.

I was wandering around the bush down near Piesse Brook down the hill from Kalamunda in the hills to the east of Perth. As is generally the case, I happened to have my camera in the car. I spotted this on the ground. How could you possibly miss it?

Bright fire engine red!

When I first spotted it I was not sure what it was. Initially I thought something red was stuck on the old branch but I quickly realised it was fungus growing on the wood.

Sadly it was a very overcast day. But even without sun to light it up this red fungus was still bright.